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9 Meet Your New Officers 

• The Treasured Treasurer 

• The Boyer Odessy 

• I Married a Tradition 
9 Commencement — '59 

The New Year— 1959-'60 



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Mrs. Richard E. Shore 
President Alumnae Association 


Volume 11, Number 1 

Leiia Graham Marsh, Editor — Virtie Stroup, Publication Chairman 

Meet Your New Officers 1 

The Treasured Treasurer 3 

The Boyer Odessy 4 

Moravian Music Festival 5 

I Married a Tradition 6 

Commencement — 1959 7 

Prizes and Awards 8 

"There Is a Time and o Season" .... 

The New Year— 1959-60 1 

Alumnae Fund Report 1 

Class Notes 1 

Reunion Pictures 2,. 

Alumnae Relatives 3: 

Faculty Facts 3! 


Dr. John William Shirley 

Dean of the Faculty 
N. C. State College 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Dr. Shirley will be the first of the speakers 
in the 1959-60 Rondthaler Lecture Series. 

He will visit Salem in October to speak on 
higher education, drawing upon his exper- 
ience and -ibservotions in Russia. 

Dr. John William Shirley 

Meet Your New Officers 

An interview by Jo Smitherman Dawson, '57 

qpHE NEW PRESIDENT of the Alumnae 
Association describes herself as "essentially 
lazy, most unathletic" and "thoroughly satu- 
rated" with interest in Salem. The last state- 
ment is true, since she is a graduate of both 
the Academy and the College, as were family 
generations before her. 

Mrs. Richard E. Shore (Eleanor Sue Cox, 
'41) was born and reared on a farm just out- 
side Winston-Salem. The spacious house is 
now a country club and the rolling acres have 
become a golf course. 

Judging by her relaxed, calm manner amid the 
varying demands of her four children, it would 
seem that serene is a better description of the 
president than lazy. And lazy is certainly not the 
word to describe the "extracurricular" activities of 
Mrs. Shore. 

A major interest is in the Winston-Salem Arts, 
Council, a many-fingered cultural organization re- 
quiring every kind of volunteer talent. Her longest- 
term interest, though, has been in working on com- 
mittees connected with Salem, and her favorite of 
these, she stated, is the committee in charge of 
entries for the yearly Katharine Rondthaler 

Other Salem-centered work has been on the ex- 
ecutive committee of Friends of the Library and on 
the Lecture Series committee. The Junior League 
has also had its share of her time and talents, as 
well as the Home Moravian Church. 

"In fact", she commented, "it is hard to get away 
from Salem if you live in this area . . . more so 
now as alumna than as a student". 

As a day student, Eleanor Sue Cox, majoring in 
English, had only a slight hand in campus activi- 
ties. Her real love, however, was the Salemite. Her 
contributions, written before she went home in the 
late afternoons, ranged from advertising copy to 
poetry. And this experience paid off later in her 
business career. 

Her first job after graduation was with the 
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, where she was 
one of their first women tellers. Then she became 
a reporter for the Journal and Sentinel. During 
her four years of newspapering, many men who 

had been in service returned to claim their jobs 
and "E. Sue" was made editor of the women'si 
pages in the Sentinel. 

It was in this period that she met Richard 
Edmund Shore just after he came out of the 
Army. The introduction took place on a tennis 
court and his skill at tennis and golf is what 
prompted her to describe herself as "unathlet- 


Less than a year later the two were married 
and moved into an apartment in Old Salem. Her 
husband was — and still is — associated with the 
Bahnson Company, manufacturers of air condition- 
ing and heating units. Dick is a graduate of David- 
son College and active in church and civic affars. 

An intense interest in cooking is her indoor sport 
and compensation. "It's therapy for me to go in 
the kitchen and cook plain, old beans so that they 
taste like something special", she said. 

Mrs. Shore expressed her surprise at being elected 
to the top office in the Alumnae Association. "My 
only credentials," she laughed, "are my children, 
three of whom are girls". These are Susan, 12, 
Nancy, 10, Marty, 7, and son Ricky, 2. 

She added seriously that she is fortunate to be 
working with such a "terrific executive board. 
Everyone knows her job so thoroughly that it 
scarcely matters whether there's a president or not". 

"My main job in these two years," she said, "will 
be getting across to the alumnae that their active 
interest in Salem is the major contribution we want. 
Support of the alumnae fund — tho' needed to ac- 
complish our association's goals in gifts to the Col- 
lege — is not nearly as important as having each 
alumna infused with interest and pride in Salem 
and willing to work for Salem. 

"When this is realized, a chain reaction in sus- 
taining members will naturally result. The habit 
of remembering Salem with a yearly token gift 
will become a pleasure instead of a plague. And 
working together we will grow as individuals and 
as a group. 

"The greatest asset any school can claim is the 
interest of a great number of its alumnae. Let's 
set our sights on Salem." 


Mrs. Lyman Jones 

First Vice President 

Mag-gie May Robbing Jones is qualified by wide 
executive experience to develop our alumnae clubs, 
of which she in charge. 

She graduated in piano in 1922 and her interest 
in music has had statewide effects. As state chair- 
man for the N. C. Federation of Woman's Clubs, 
she organized the Music Contest in N. C. for the 

She has been president of Rocky Mount's Wo- 
man's Club, county chairman for the National 
Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, area chairman 
of Red Cross and member of the Community Coun- 
cil. In 1952 she was named "Woman of the Year". 

She is organist at Lakeside Baptist Church, 
president of the Salem Club in Rocky Mount, and 
Class President and correspondent. 

She is the aunt of Lucinda Oliver and Erwin 
Robbins, graduates of '59, and therefore in close 
touch with Salem. 

Mrs. R. Gordon Spaugh 

Second Vice President 

Second Vice President Katherine Riggan Spaugh, 
'28, was too busy to have her picture taken. The 
extent of her contributions to college, church and 
community defy enumeration. 

Salem students in 1929-37 know her as Assistant 

Dean and teacher of sociology. Moravians know her 
as the wife of Home Church's former minister. Dr. 
Gordon R. Spaugh, now President of the Provincial 
Elders Conference and chairman of Salem's Board 
of Trustees. 

She has just ended a term as president of the 
Winston-Salem Alumnae Club, and become the As- 
sociation's officer concerned with alumnae and stu- 
dent relations. 

There are two Spaugh sons, Richard, a sopho- 
more at Moravian College, and Robert, finishing 
high school. 

Mrs. Elliott McK. Hester 


Peggy Witherington Hester, '46, was a leader 
during all her college years, her highest office 
being president of student government. 

A career of teaching math at NC State College 
and High Point High School ended in 1961, when 
she married Dr. Elliott McK. Hester, specialist in 
children's dentistry. , 

Four children are now her major occupation. 
Betsy, 61/2, Mac, 5, Worth, 4, and Paison, 2. 

Community activities include past president of 
the Salem Club in High Point, member of Girl 
Scout Council and Junior League, and vice presi- 
dent of the Presbyterian Women of the Church. 

Secretary Peggy Witherington Hester 
with daughter and three sons 




JUST 46 YEARS AGO one of Salem's newest 
graduates looked out into the world. 

She feared she was destined to become a teacher 
in the Winston-Salem school system, as that was 
the usual thing young ladies did in those days. 

But this wasn't what Anna Ferryman, '13, 
wanted from life. 

"It was a happy day for me when President 
Howard Rondthaler offered me a job in Salem's 
business office," recalls Miss Ferryman. 

About a year later she was advanced to treasurer 
of Salem Academy and College. This June she re- 
tired after 46 years of exceptional service — one of 
the longest records of any employee of Salem. 

And Salem did not let its treasurer graduate 
without due honors. Before school closed students, 
faculty and administration of the Academy and 
College honored Miss Ferryman. They chose as their 
spokesman Dr. Minnie J. Smith, who, as a member 
of the college faculty, had know Anna Ferryman 
for more than 30 years. 

Gifts were presented and a certificate of appre- 
ciation stated: 

"We are happy for this opportunity to express 
our appreciation of your many fine qualities. High 
on the list stands loyalty. This you have shown as 
an alumna of Salem, as a devoted member of Home 
Moravian Church, as a tireless worker on the ad- 
ministrative staff Of the two institutions, and as 
a generous, hospitable and understanding friend. 

"You have given unstintedly of your time and 
effort for Salem's interest, and have displayed! 
absolute integrity in so doing. You have shown 
extreme modesty in not seeking recognition when it 
was eminently deserved. For these admirable traits 
we give you praise along with our gratitude. . ." 

In a citation from the Trustees and the Presi- 
dent, Miss Ferryman was recognized for her "46 
years of faithful and cooperative service." The 
citation also noted that she had "contributed great- 
ly to successful conduct of the fiscal affairs of the 
institution, and to the morale of the campus com- 
munity by a wide variety of services. Hers has been 
a stewardship of love, devotion and conscientious 
attention to the welfare of her alma mater." 

Dr. Gramley commented on her "steel trap mind" 
in finance and described her as "the archivist of 
fiscal affairs of the Academy and College". He 
told of her exceptional research into early business 
records, and of the new system of bookkeeping 
worked out by her. 

Ralph F. Hill, who became comptroller in July, 
said of Miss Ferryman: "She is one of the most 
charming persons I have ever known and has a 
delightful sense of humor. She has done a remark- 
able job, and since I came to Salem in February 
she has been most helpful. I'm sure I'll be calling 
on her for help from time to time". 

And Miss Ferryman's observant eye had not 
missed the qualifications of Mr. Hill. "He's the 
nicest possible successor. Frankly, I rather dreaded 
leaving Salem, but not since I have found out that 
the office will be in such good hands." 

In the span of years since Anna Ferryman came 
to Salem she has witnessed many changes. She re- 
called that in 1913 Dr. Howard Rondthaler and his: 
family had living quarters upstairs in the Office 
Building. On the main floor were the offices, 
parlour, dining room and kitchen. Later the Rond- 
thalers lived in the John Vogler House. When 
Senior Hall was vacated, this building became — 
and still is — the president's house. 

"The first change was when Alice Clewell Dormi- 
tory was built in 1922," said Miss Ferryman. "Un- 
til that time students lived in 'alcoves'. You can 
imagine how wonderful it was when they moved 
into rooms of their own." 

Looking back over the years she named twelve 
buildings she had watched go up on Salem's campus: 
Alice Clewell Dormitory, the Infirmary, Home 
Economics Practice House, Bitting Dormitory, the 
Library, the Gymnasium, Corrin Refectory, Strong* 
Dormitory, the Science Building, the steam plant 
and laundry, and Babcock Dormitory. 

She also saw Salem Academy moved to its hand- 
some new plant across the hill in 1932, and South 
Hall taken over for college use. 

"For years people paid when it was convenient," 
the treasurer said. 

"This kept us busy in the summer trying to col- 
lect money long overdue, and sometimes we didn't 
get it at all". 

The Boyer Odessy 


ISTORY ON THE GO has the been the recent 
experience of Carolyn Cauble Boyer, '44. 

During the past two tumultous years, Cyprus 
has been the home of Carolyn, her doctor husband, 
Norman, and their children. Cathy, 12, and David, 

The family left Brevard in 1957 when Dr. Boyer 
accepted a medical assignment under the State De- 
partment. This area of travel included 12 countries: 
Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, 

Ethiopa, Sudan, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan 
and Pakistan. 

Although they lived in Nicosia during this 
history-making period of the Cyprus situation, their 
life was filled with the normal experiences of 
church, school and society. Even after the peace 
was signed, Carolyn said, "incidents" occurred, us- 
ually incited by Cypriot youths — trained for four 
years to create disorder — who could not immediate- 
ly respond to an overnight "cease" mandate. 

"Then the trustees decided that bills must be 
paid in advance and the situation improved for all 

Miss Ferryman said that while she has enjoyed 
her work it has been people who have made the 
years at Salem rewarding in memorable friend- 

"Imagine being associated with such personalities 
as Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler, Dean Shirley, Dr. 
Vardell, Dr. and Mrs. Gramley, and so many 

faculty members and students it would take a book 
to tell about them," she said. 

Miss Ferryman happily anticipates the leisure of 
the years ahead. Now that her time is her own, she 
will enjoy longer visits to her mountain home and 
the cultivation of her wild flower garden, increased 
participation in church and club work, and gratify 
her love of travel. 

Homemaking will continue for herself and bache- 
lor brother James in their hospitable house on Wal- 
nut Street in Winston-Salem. 

Miss Anna Perryriian, '13, (stand- 
ing) and Mrs. Anna Hanes, her 
assistant for many years, closed 
the books at Salem June 30. Both 
were honored upon their retire- 

Mt. Olympus bound, the Boyers 
■pause for coffee. 

Housekeeping there was done in a modern com- 
fortable home. Luxuries included a maid and fruits 
and vegetables. In their exploration of the antiqui- 
ties and isolated villages on the island, they became 
friends with the British, Greek, Turkish and other 

And travel, the dessert of their life, has left 
many indelible experiences, including a visit to the 
Holy Land, a summer holiday in Istanbul, business 
and pleasure trips to Beirut, Cairo and Tel Aviv 
and a medical conference in Brussels, where they 
visited the world's fair. After a week there, they 
rented a car and drove along the Rhine Valley. 

"Being mountaineers at heart," Carolyn said, "We 
reveled in the lush green countryside so different 
from Cyprus." 

Their assignment in Cyprus ended in May 1959' 
when they sailed for Naples. From there they 
toured by car in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, 
France and England. 

They returned to the U. S. for the summer in 
Brevard, but at this time they are again in the Old 

Rumania, "with its own Transylvania Moun- 
tains,' became their home in October. 

As Cai'olyn phrases Dr. Boyer's second assig-n- 
ment: "We decided to make a career of getting to 
know many people in many places before we put 
down permanent roots in North Carolina, which of 
course is our ultimate aim. We are holding on to 
our lovely house in Brevard because even people 
who enjoy traveling about must feel that they 'be- 
long' somewhere." 

She expressed the hope of hearing from Salem 
friends who may read of the Boyer Odessy. 

(Address: Mrs. G. Norman Boyer c/o American 
Consulate General, A. P. 0. 757, New York, N. Y.) 

Early American 




ceived — or completed — without the assistance of 
Salem alumnae. 

An example this summer was the Fifth Early 
American Moravian Music Festival and Seminar 
held on Salem College campus June 22-28. 

Its activities centered around Memorial Hall, 
Salem Square and Salem Chapel. Some 200 musi- 
cians were encamped for the seminar, concerts, 
and recording sessions by Columbia Records. 

Mrs. Paul Kolb (Margaret Leinbach, '43) chair- 
man of the Southern Province of the Moravian 
Church's Committee on Music, Ritual and Customs 
appointed Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vogler as Co-chair- 
men of arrangements. Mrs. Vogler is Elizabeth 
Zachary, '23, former dean of Salem Academy. 

Among the notables here for the event was Dr. 
Thor Johnson, former Cincinnati Symphony con- 
ductor, who is now on the music faculty of North- 
western University. Dr. Johnson, who lived in 
Winston-Salem as a child and studied music at 
Salem, was director of the festival. 

Five concerts were given, some of which featured 
the first modern performance of early compositions. 

Performers included Mrs. Margaret Mueller, 
harpsichord soloist and member of the Salem Col- 
lege School of Music faculty, and Geraldine Mc- 
Ilroy, mezzo-soprano and senior at Salem College. 
Miss Mcllroy was also a scholarship recipient for 
study at the Berkshire Music Center at Tangle- 
wood, Lennox, Mass., this summer. 

Two of the concerts were in memory of Salem 
Academy and College faculty. One honored the late 
H. A. Shirley, dean. School of Music for 32 years. 
It was the gift of his son, William R. Shirley, 
New York City architect, who was present for the 

The other honored the late Mrs. Jesse V. Honey- 
cutt, who once taug-ht voice at Salem. It was 
sponsored by her husband, vice president of Bethle- 
hem Steel Corp. 

Seminar faculty included Dr. Johnson; Dr. 
Donald McCorkle, director of the Moravian Music 
Foundation, and Paul Peterson, head of the voice 
department of the college and founding director of 
the Salem College Summer Choir School, which pre- 
ceded the festival. 


I Married A Tradition 

Says Charles Wade Jr. 


OST MEN WHO MARRY a Salem girl not only 
get a bonus, but usually marry a tradition also. 

This is particularly true in the case of Charles 
Wade and Margaret Patterson, '41. 

Their marriage in 1942 came after a courtship 
begun in her junior year at Salem. But the Salem 
tradition began earlier. 

Margaret's mother, Mrs. Ruth Kilbuck Patterson, 
'13, and her aunt, Kate Kilbuck, '03, came to Salem 
from Alaska. Their father, Margaret's grandfather, 
the Rev. John H. Kilbuck, was the first Moravian 
missionary to Alaska, going there in 1885. 

Naturally he sent his daughters to school at 
Salem. Mrs. Patterson, after marrying off her 
daughters, returned to Salem, too. This time as 
hostess in Clewell Dormitory, a post she has held 
for the past five years. 

Margaret Wade plans for her daughter, Ruth, 

to enter Salem Academy in 1961, 
the tradition. 

thus continuing 

The younger daughter, Mary Margaret, has 
several years yet to look forward to a hopeful 
Salem experience. Charles III is expected to go to 
Duke University, his father's alma mater. If he 
picks a Salem girl to marry, then he'll not only 
please everybody but he'll get a bonus, too. 

Margaret Wade learned lessons of leadership at 
Salem as president of the student body. These les- 
sons have carried over into community life. She is 
currently serving as president of the Junior League 
of Winston-Salem. 

As for Charles Wade, the Salem connection goes 
beyond his family. This year he was elected presi- 
dent of Old Salem, Inc. 

The Wades formerly lived in Old Salem — but 
they outgrew the Blum Street house and built a 
spacious home at 756 Pine Valley Road. 

THREE SALEM GENERATIONS — Grandmother Ruth Kilbuck Patterson, '13 ... the Wade 
children, Ruth, Charles III and Mary Margaret. . . the parents, Margaret Patterson Wade, '41, 
and Charles Wade Jr. Mr. Wade is personnel manager of R. J. Retinoids Tobacco Co.; his 
avocation is Salem husband, father and college trustee. 


Commencement - 1959 

ALUMNAE DAY, MAY 30, brought over 300 
Old Girls" to campus for reunions of twelve 

The 73rd annual meeting of the Alumnae As-^ 
sociation took place in Memorial Hall at eleven 
o'clock with twentieth president Sara Henry Ward, 
'43, presiding. 

The Class of '59 was inducted by Mrs. Ward and 
response made by senior president Mary Lois James 
of Maxton. 

Anna Ferryman, '13, who retired as College 
Treasurer in June, was recognized and a gift from 
the alumnae presented to her by Ted Wolff Wilson, 

Honorary membership was given to Miss Grace 
Lawrence — dean in 1930-44 — who now lives in the 
Salem Home. This title has been conferred on seven 
other persons: Mrs. Rillie Garrison Reid, Mrs. 
Howard Rondthaler, Mrs. Robert D. Shore, Mrs. 
Hattie Strong, Dr. Minnie J. Smith, Mrs. Nell B. 
Starr and Miss Evabelle Covington. 

Reports were made on clubs, alumnae-student 
relations and the alumnae fund. 

Edith Kirkland, '31, retiring chairman of scholar- 
ships and awards, stated that nine students will 
hold alumnae scholarships totaling $3,106 in 1959- 
60, that sixteen students had received President's 
Prizes and three had won the Katharine Rondthaler 
Awards. "The Alumnae Association should feel 
gratified by the stimulus it is providing in the 
academic life of the campus", she commented. 

New Officers 

Elected to office were: President Eleanor Sue 
Cox Shore, '41, First Vice President Maggie May 
Robbins Jones, '22 (replacing Minnie L. Westmore- 
land Smith, resigned), Second Vice President 
Katherine Riggan Spaugh, '28, and Secretary' 
Peggy Witherington Hester, '46. 

Elizabeth Parker Roberts, '25, was announced as 
Alumnae Trustee for 1959-62, having won the 
mailed ballot election in February. 

President Ward cited as business accomplished in 
her two-year term: $68,310 pledged by alumnae to 
Salem's Progress Fund and $14,609 from 1640 con- 
tributors to the two alumnae funds in 1957-59. The 
Howard Rondthaler Scholarship Endovinnent had 
been increased by $10,000 additional from the alum- 
nae, and the President's Prizes established in 1958. 

She told of renewed interest in area club meet- 
ings and the anticipated development of this plan 
by Vice President Jones — in charge of clubs. She 
stressed the need for strengthening and expanding 
group activity, as only eighteen clubs are registered 
as active in May, 1959. 

Mrs. Ward's plaintive "Swan Song'' packed 
much wise advice in humorous rhyme. 

Dr. Gramley then gave the information, en- 
couragement and inspiration which always char- 
acterize his talks to alumnae. 


The 50th and 25th reunion classes were repre- 
sented by Mary Howe Farrow, '09, and Alice 
Stough,'34, both of whom spoke delightfully. 

Responses from the ten other reunion classes 
were given infoi'mally at the luncheon by: Eliza- 
beth Wade McArthur, '99, Mary Clupepper Fore- 
man, '04, Pattie Womack Fetzer, '14, Nettie Allen 
Thomas Voges, '24, Cam Boren Boone, '29, Annette 
McNeely Leight, '39, Doris Schaum Walston, '44, 
Betty Wolfe Boyd, '49, Connie Murray McCuiston, 
'54, and Kate Cobb, '57. 

Class meetings, picture-taking and parties con- 
tinued over the weekend. 

The Class of 1959 

Dr. A. David Thaeler, Moravian medical mis- 
sionary in Nicaragua, whose daughter Mary re- 
ceived her degree. 

The 71 graduates included one man, nine married 
women, and eight alumnae daughters. 

The eight alumnae mothers watching with pride 
were: Cam Boren Boone, '29, Louise Hastings Hill, 
'26, Mary Ardrey Stough Kimbrough, '28, Mary Alta 
Robbins Oliver, '26, Marion Hines Robbins, '19, 
Beverly Little Rose x'37, Elizabeth Dewey Satch- 
well, x'30 and Margaret Vaughn Summerell, '29. 

College Honors 

Six graduating with college honors were: May 
Queen Ruth Bennett of Hartsville, S. C. . . . Anne 
Brinson, Coconut Grove, Fla. . . . Clayton Jones, 
Charlotte . . . Margaret MacQueen, Clinton . . . 
Rachel Rose, Miami, Fla. . . . and Jeane Smither- 
man, Elkin. , 

Katharine Rondthaler Awards 

The President's Prizes 

npHE THREE WINNERS in the ninth competi- 
tion of creative work in art, music and writing 
bring the total to 30 students who have won KBR 
Awards since 1951. 

Susan Mclntyre, '59, of Lumberton won the art 
award. Two tied for first place in creative writing: 
Mary Jane Mayhew, '59, of Charlotte, for a story 
and Felicity Craig, '61, of Jamaica, B.W.I., for a 

No award was given in music composition. 

Graduate Study Grants 

A Fulbright scholarship at the Hochschule for 
Musik in Frankfort, Germany, was won by Mary 
Frances Cunningham of Winston-Salem. She is 
Salem's second senior to receive a Fulbright award. 
(Two faculty members — Mrs. Margaret Vardell 
Sandresky, '42 and Mrs. Margaret Mueller have 
been Fulbright students of Helmut Walcha in Ger- 
many.) Miss Cunningham will also study with this 
renowned authority on Bach. 

the Alumnae Association began in 1958 a grant 
of $1,000 for a total of twenty $50 awards to stu- 
dents for superior academic work. In 1958 thirteen 
awards were made. 

In 1959 nineteen prizes were given to sixteen 
students — three of whom won two classifications. 
These were : 

Seven seniors 

Jane Bailey, Davidson, English . . . Martha 
Goddard, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Drama . . . Mary 
Jane Mayhew, Charlotte, Philosophy-Religion 
. . . Joan Milton, Winston-Salem, Chemistry 
. . . Rachel Rose, South Miami, Fla., Econo- 
mics-Sociology . . . Marilyn Shull Kensington, 
Md., Music . . . Margaret Taylor, Kinston, 

Four juniors 

Joan Brooks, Roxboro, Mathematics . . . 
Harriet Davis, Varina, Biology . . . Susan 
Foard, Asheville, History . . . Sarah Tesch, 
Winston-Salem, Education-S o c i o 1 o g y and 
highest ranking junior. 

Union Theological Seminary in New York gavei 
a $1,000 grant to Mary Jane Mayhew of Charlotte, 
for graduate study and continued work at the NYC 
settlement house, where she did so well in the sum- 
mer of 1957. 

The University of North Carolina awarded a 
chemistry scholarship to Joan Milton of Winston- 
Salem. The local club is especially proud of this, 
as Miss Milton has held their scholarship at Salem 
for the past four years. 


Felicity Craig, Jamaica, B.W.I., Modern 
Languages and best sophomore research paper 
. . . Marjorie Jammer, Charlotte, Home Eco- 


Elizabeth Hatley, Albermarle, highest fresh- 
man record and Freshman English Award 
. . . Mrs. Kay A. Packard, Winston-Salem, 
Freshman Award in Classical Language. 

Other Awards 

The Gordon Gray Award of $100 for the highest 
sophomore record went to Jane Hyde Givens, '61, 
of Richmond, Va., daughter of Beatrice Hyde 
Givens, '32. 

The H. a. Pfohl Awards to the faculty and 
student giving outstanding service to Salem went 
to Prof. A. T. Curlee and Martha McClure, '59 of 

The Corrin Strong Scholarships for summer 
study in Oslo, Norway went to Sarah Tesch, '61, of 
Winston-Salem and Mary Lu Nichols, '62, of 
Montgomery, Ala. 

Special Student 

Mrs. Carol M. Bernasek, Winston-Salem, Music. 


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^ Inserted here is your new envelope, p 

Please use it promptly and develop 'A 

The habit of giving regularly — ^ 

Such is the sign of all good alumnae. ^ 


More donors . . . more dollars . . . are our goal, p 
With your name high on your class honor roll. A 


"There Is A Time And A Season" . . . 

•'Ecclesiastes 3:1 

by Mary Howe Farrow, '09 

duty at reunion time. They must welcome the 
alumnae and they must charge the graduating class 
with the wisdom of experience. 

Such was the task of Mary Howe Farrow, '09, 
who stood before the graduates and recalled that 
43 teen-agers received their diplomas on that same 
platform May 25, 1909. Nine of the 28 living mem- 
bers were there to back up her statement. 

How have they used their 50 years? This was 
Mrs. Farrow's comment: 

"We bring $1,493.50 from the class as our golden 
anniversary gift to the Lehman Chair of Literature. 
This project was originated by the Class of '09 
with an initial gift of 50 toward a $25,000 goal. 
This fund today totals $19,618.50. Again our gift 
is not commensurate with the worthiness of the 
project — which is to perpetuate the memory of Miss 
Emma Lehman, the seniors' teacher, and head of 
the literature department at Salem for more than 
half a century. We hope our g'ift will stimulate 
new interest in a memorial which deserves com- 
pletion in the not too distant future. 

"There are things, places and people that every- 
one likes to go back to — the place where we were 
born, the little school house, the old church of our 
forefathers. Most of these are but memories, for 
the wheels of progress destroy landmarks overnight, 
regardless of age and sentiment. This, however, 
cannot be said of Salem. 

"We came back to Salem today and to the scenes 
of many happy memories. It is gratifying to see 
the progress that has taken place in 50 years and 
the past and present so beautifully blended. Those 
things that were beautiful have been spared. We 
view with pride the eight handsome buildings 
erected since our day, which with the familiar old 
ones combine to provide an atmosphere of culture 
and incentive for youth. 

"We ask ourselves if the modern school girl with 
all of these is any happier than the girls of 50 
years ago. There is but one answer: 'The mind is 
its own place' and makes its own happiness. 'He 
hath made everything beautiful in his time.' 

"To the Salem girls of today I say in all earnest- 
ness you are exceedingly fortunate to be schooled 

Class of 1909 at reunion in 1959 

-9 — 

in this great college. Fifty years hence you will 
value this heritage. 

"The 'Golden Age' alumna may ask in these fast 
moving days what goes on within the new Salem? 
, Are the fundamental truths of ethics and moral 
and spiritual values that were of major importance 
in the old school being upheld today? Dr. Gramley 
answered that question in an article, 'The Honor 
Code Works at Salem," published in the Winter 
1959 Bulletin. 

"To say we were teen-agers 50 years ago means 
the late Victorian model. The comparisons that rush 
to mind at this point would be a tempting theme for 
indulgence. . . our chief concern is the fact that we 
are now classified with the 'Aging Group' — not the 

"The time and the season for us — and our con- 
temporaries — were described by Cicero in De Senec- 
tute: 'Each part of life has its own pleasures. Each 
has its own abundant harvest to be garnered in 
season. We may grow old in body, but we need never 
grow old in mind and spirit. We must make a stand 
against old age. We must atone for its faults by 
activity. We must exercise the mind as we exercise 
the body, to keep it supple and buoyant. Life may 
be short, but it is long enough to live honorable and 
well. Old age is the consummation of life, rich in 
blessings . . .' 

"Borrowing Bernard Baruch's philisophy — 'How 
old is old?' — the Class of 1909 is not too old to take 
a new lease on life, to create new interests and to 

keep our minds young by learning and doing new 
things. We can pick up some of the hobbies or arts 
we wanted to do when we were too busy rearing a 

"There is one thing all of us can do. We can 
speak well of Salem. We are her representatives in 
our respective communities. There is no need to be 
cautious in praise of Salem College when speaking 
to young women who are ready to make their deci- 
sions for college. Someone has said that a college is 
no stronger than its alumnae make it. We, the 
Alumnae, should be Salem's greatest strength. Each 
alumna can be a living memorial to Salem College, 
supporting her Alma Mater's cause with pride and 

I close with Miss Lehman's own words: 

"To your classic shades, O Salem, your children 

fondly turn. 
Amid the rushing tides of life their hearts 

shall ever yearn 
And, as the passing years go by, so full of 

anxious care. 
Your forming influence is felt, a benediction 

And may your grateful children be your glory 

and your crown 
Till time shall be no longer and your sun shall 

ne'er go down."* 

*From a poem written by Miss Emma A. Lehman 
for Salem Day, Sept. 14, 1908. 









by Alice Stough, President 

The Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Four 

Has reached its five years and one score. 

Revealing our ages is not our intention, 

But some vital statistics we will just mention: 

Than our forty-six graduates there are none finer, 

Including one foreign student, Zina from China. 

Salem's first co-ed graduates we claim. 

As Dickieson and Staley our roll does name. 

Our occupations are varied — many careers we pursue 

With enthusiasm and a young point of view. 

Mothers we number, but no grandmother yet, 

However, the month of June will remedy that. 

And so, from our hearts, we bring you our greeting 

In anticipation of this reunion class meeting 

When each may secretly comment, 'tis true, 

"How much less I have changed than you!" 



Dr* Gramley Asks 

What of the new year at Salem? 

This is a question that intrigues the interest and 
imagination of everyone on campus and of our alum- 
nae friends and others as well, we hope. The 
answer will require time and patience. Inevitably 
will be framed differently by everyone who partic- 
ipates in this 188th year at Salem. 

But as the year opens, here is something of the 
setting and outlook : 

Faculty and administrative personnel are com- 
plete. Resident enrollment will be at a new high. 
The physical plant is in good condition. Finances, 
although never adequate, are sound. 

Salaries for faculty and staff were increased 
again this year. A group life insurance program, 
covering faculty for $3,000 each without cost to 
them, is in its third year. The provisions for re- 
tirement of faculty continue 33% more liberal than 
was the case two years ago. 

The challenge of the year for the administration 
and Board of Trustees will be to attract $200,000 
in gifts to pay for the addition to the Science Build- 
ing which will be under construction shortly. A 
gift of $40,000, received in April, is in hand toward 
the $245,000 project. 

The addition will be erected at the north end of 
the present building and will provide six classrooms, 
five offices and a science library. In addition to the 
needed laboratory facilities. The Mathematics De- 
partment vidll be moved to this building for the 
1960-61 school year, thus freeing needed space in 
Main Hall. 

Three new administrative officers are on the job 
and several new full-time and part-time faculty. 

Ralph F. Hill assumed duties relinquished by 
Miss Anna Ferryman when she retired June 30. 
Mr. Hill's title is comptroller. A former mathematics 
teacher at Hampden-Sydney College and a banker 
of nearly eight years' experience, he will also teach 
one section of freshman mathematics. 

Jack White, a science teacher in the Winston- 
Salem and Forsyth County schools for eight years, 
became the new Assistant to the President in July. 
He succeeded Don Britt, who became Assistant to 
the President of Piedmont Aviation, Inc. Mr. White 
will teach a new course. Science for Elementary 
Teachers, during the first semester. 

Miss Edith A. Kirkland, long-time Director of 
Public Relations, became Director of Admissions 
July 1 in a reorganization of admissions procedures. 
In addition to Alice McNeely Herring, '54, and 
Judy Graham Davis, '57, a third Salemite has been 
added to the admissions staff. She is Shirley Red- 
lack, '58. 

New faculty are Sandra M. York (U. of Tenn.) 
in Physical Education, Daniel McKinley (U. of 
Missouri) in Biology, James M. Jordan (U. of Va.) 

in English, Lucia R. Karnes (Emory) in Education, 
Fay Honeycutt (W. C, UNC) in Home Economics, 
and Audrey Zablocki (UNC) as Assistant Libra- 

They replace, in order, June Gentry, Glenn Work- 
man, Stephen Paine (on leave of absence) Louise 
White McGee, Pollyanna Stewart, and Anna J. 

Some $45,000 has been expended since school 
closed in June for improvements, repairs, renova- 
tions, painting and the purchase of new equipment 
and furnishings. 

The Day Student Center has been modernized, 
thus meeting a long-time need. A large portion of 
the area is used for general college purposes. The 
old wicker furniture has been replaced. It was "just 
the thing" for porch use, and several alumnae bid 
eagerly for it. Some of the pieces, of course, could 
not be sold or given away. 

The living room and the basement recreation 
room of Bitting have been refurnished. The base- 
ment area is now a study room. Davy Jones in 
Clewell, the recreation room of Strong, the date 
room in Lehman, the club dining room in the Re- 
fectory, and other student areas have received at- 
tention in the process of improvement. 

All of the classrooms on the second floor of Main 
Hall and the teaching studios in Memorial Hall 
have had their '^faces'' lifted. . . New china has 
appeared in the Refectory, and needed equipment 
has been provided for the bakeshop and kitchen. 
Fifty new dining room chairs have been supplied. 

The first stage of a program to put all power and 
telephone wires underground was completed during 
the summer. The Trustees hope to complete this, 
program next year. 

The annual audit, completed in August, showed 
an operating deficit for 1958-59 of $747. Endow- 
ment has reached $1,759,900, up 88% since 1948- 
49. Value of plant and buildings is $3,237,857. Gifts 
last year totalled $75,000. Despite the operating de- 
ficit, Salem has no debt. 

A major project for the new year is preparation 
by the faculty and administration for the reappra- 
isal scheduled for spring by the Southern Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The As- 
sociation has embarked on a new program whereby 
all college members will be visited for reaceredita- 
tion purposes once every ten years. 

Meanwhile nearly 160 new students are apprais- 
ing Salem for the first time and Salem is apprais- 
ing them. This process goes on also for 130 sopho- 
mores, 72 juniors, and 63 seniors, as well as the 
entire faculty and staff, new and old. It is a never- 
ending procedure, a constant interplay of personali- 
ties and minds centering in the education of young- 
women. It intrigues the interest and imagination of 
all of us. It requires time and patience and devoted 
hard work. 

Remember your own questions and answers of an 
earlier day? 

The new year demands the best Salem has to 

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\Jk£. iStk ■:^Lu>iznu£, '\}und - ig^S - 5g - <Sh.ouj± 82^. Conixiijuiina $8,113.16 

Grateful thanks are expressed to the 824 donors of gifts which ranged from one dollar to $1,000. This is 18% of our 
4500 located alumnae. 

Do you know that the first question a Foundation asks when investigating a request for a grant to o college is: "What 
percent of your alumnae contribute yearly to your college?" If the answer is less than 25%, the Foundation decides that — if 
the alumnae do not support their college — it is not interested in investing funds in the institution. 

Remember this decisive point and do your part to raise Salem's percentage by regular, yearly support of our Alumnae Fund. 

The amount of your gift is completely voluntary. Large or small, your gift is needed to raise our percentage goal. One 
hundred $10 gifts are better than one $1,000 gift — percentage-wise. 



Receipts from 824 contributors July 1 - June 30 $ 8,113.16 


To Library: 

1904 for Lehman Book Memorial 

1943 for Elizabeth Johnston Wright Memorial 

1 944 for V. V. Garth Edwards and Lucy Farmer 
Russell Memorial 


To Lehman Choir of Literature Endowment: 
1905 10.00 

1909 (50th Reunion Gift) 1,493.50 



$ 2,008.26 

1958-59 Alumnae Fund Balance for Association's Operations in 1959-60 $ 6,104.90 

Plus committee balances from 1958-59 budget allocations 1,001.50 

Plus accumulated club fees balance 266.00 

Plus Alumnae House rentals in 1958-59 120.50 

Cash on hand for New 1959-60 Budget $ 7,492.90 


Alumnae Fund Committee 

Alumnae Clubs Promotion.... 

Alumnae-Student Relations .... 

Alumnae House: 

Reserve Fund 

• Maintenonce 

Garden and Decorations 

Nominating Committee (ballot printing and mailing).... 
Publications Committee (Bulletin Refund to College).... 

Rondthaler Lectures (Yearly Gift to the College) 

President's Prizes (Yearly Gift to the College) 

Katharine B. Rondthaler Awards 

American Alumni Council (Membership and travel) 

















$ 7,492.90 



Ted Wolff Wilson 500.00 to Scholarship 

Anonymous Alumna 500.00 to Scholarship Endowment 

Elizabeth Warren Allsbrook 200.00 to Living Endowment 

Elizabeth Zachary Vogler . 150.00 to Beulah May Zochory Scholarship 

Richard Alumnae Club :. 50.00 to Rondthaler Scholarships 

Members of '43 .. 26.75 to Library for Elizabeth Johnston Wright Memorial 

Alumnae memorial gifts 507.00 to Friends of the Library 



Everyone reading this is urged to 
write to Ella Lambeth Rankin, who 
as president and correspondent, is 
the person to report class news. She 
cannot do this without your constant 

Hattie Welfare Bagby, class agent, 
also sends reminder for more partici- 
pation in the Alumnae Fund. Only 
five remembered Salem last year, and 
that is a small number from our 30 
living graduates. 

Marv p. Oliver 
Route #2, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Our 50th Reunion was celebrated 
at Salem on May 30, 1959 with nine 
members present. 

We were very proud of our speaker 
for the occasion, Mary Howe Farrow, 
of Greenville, S. C, who made a most 
interesting speech to the Alumnae. 

Present were: Maude Carmichael 
Williamson, Helen Haynes Rhea, 
Mary Howe Farrow, Delia Johnson 
Walker, Bertie Langley Cash, Mary 
Pauline Oliver, Claudia Shore Kester, 
Bessie White Wise and Carrie 
Whicker Norman. It was noted with 
sadness that of the 43 graduates in 
our class 15 have passed ob. We were 
saddened too to learn at this time 
that Mary Howe Farrow lost her hus- 
band in January. 

We missed the absent ones who 
could not be present. Illness pre- 
vented these: Anna Ogburn, Nonie 
Carrington Lipscomb, May D'alton, 
Kathleen Korner and Anna Farrow 
(who is seriously ill at Baptist Hospi- 
tal). Maud Reynolds of Wentworth 
was having her pupil-piano recital, 
Mary Keehln Simmons was at her 
grandson's gTadu&tion at McCallie 
Schiool, Edith Willingham Womble 
and Louise Wilson Clark were tour- 
ing Europe. 

Messages along with gifts to our 
Lehman Fund came from: Ruby 
Palmer Lester, Margery Lord, Ethel 
Hooks Smith, Nonie Lipscomb, Kath- 
leen Korner, Edith Womble, Louise 
Clark and Lilla Mallard Parker. 

A telegram was read from Mrs. 
Isabelle Richardson Henderson of 
Wendell, N. C, daughter of Julia 
Peebles Richardson, who died in 1918. 

Thank-you cards were written to 
Kathleen Korner for her nicely ar- 
ranged scrapbook and to Anna Og- 
burn whose generous check of $1000.- 
00 brought to almost $1500.00 our 
reunion gift to the Lehman Memorial 

This "Chair of Literature" fund 
which 1909 originated 50 years ago 
with an initial gift of $50.00 now 
totals $18,125.00. Dr. Gramley ad- 

vises us that $150,000.00 will be 

necessary to fully endow this chair 

honoring our senior teacher. Miss 

Mention was made of the scholar- 
ship which the family of Edith 
Womble has started in her honor and 
named the Edith Willingham Womble' 

Officers elected were: President 
and Fund Agent, Mary Howe Far- 
row; Vice-President, Claudia Kester; 
Correspondent, Mary P. Oliver; 
Secretary, Maude Williamson; His- 
torian, Kathleen Korner. 

The meeting adjourned, we drove 
to the home of Delia Walker, where 
a delicious buffet supper was served 
with Maude Williamson as co-hostess. 
Memories of graduation were vividly 
revived when Delia brought out the 
white cap and gown, now yellow with 
age, and a photograph of our senior 
class so arrayed carrying the daisy 
chain. After a delightful eventing, 
goodbyes were said with the hojpe 
that we can meet again five years 

Please send news of yourself and 

family to your new scribe, Mary P. 

Oliver — Telephone PA 4-9936, or 
above address. 

Beulah Peters Carrig 
1^3 Huntington Ave. 
Buffalo 14, N. Y. 

Girls, another Commencement at 
Salem has passed. The three of us 
who were there were impressed with 
President Gramley's fine report of 
the year that has ended. Next year, 
1960, is the Gala One for 1910— our 
Golden Anniversary of gradufatton. 
Begin planning now to be there. We 
are looking forward to having every 
one at our 50th Reunion. 


Hilda Wall Penn 
(Mi-s. Howard) 
Ormond Hotel 
Ormond Beach. Fla. 

I must resign as correspondent — 
because of an allergy — and would 
like to ask Fannie Blow Witt Rogers 
to take over. I have enjoyed the five 
years of reporting, but must pass it 
on to some one else. 

Lizzie Booe Clement enjoyed a 
Caribbean cruise last fall. 

Mabel Douglas Bowen asks if she 
is not the champion with 11 grand- 
children and two more on the way. 

Julia West Montgomery says she 
is doing fine for an old lady — walks 
two miles daily, enjoyes bridge and 
swimming, and does church and vol- 
unteer work. 

Our thanks to Alice Witt Car- 
michael for her beautiful tribute to 
our beloved Helen McMillan. 

Florence Wyatt Sparger's father 
made the trip from Fla. to Durham 
by ambulance. 

Easter was most enjoyable for me 
as I had relatives from Calif, and 
Winston with me at Ormond Beach. 
You may think that living in hotel, 
I'd have time on my hands, but there 
is never a dull moment. 

My thanks again to the faithful 
ones who have sent their news to me. 

Margaret Blair McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Sixteen of us gathered at Salem 
for our 45th Reunion. We attended 
the meeting of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion and sat together at the luncheon. 
Pat Womack Fetzer gave greetings 
from the Class to the assembled 

In the evening the Winston-Salem 
members entertained the out-of-town 
visitors at a buffet supper in the 
home of Margaret McCuiston. 

The Class sent a note of good 
wishes to our President, Mary 
Horton Gregory, absent on account 
of illness. 

Vice President C 1 e t u s Morgan 
Blanton presided at the business 
meeting. Officers for the next five 
years were elected as follows: 

President, PattSe Wray Womack 
Fetzer . . . Vice-President and Cor- 
respondent, Margaret Blair McCuis- 
ton . . . Fund Agent, Helen Vogler 
. . . Recording Secretary, Sudie Self 

Letters and messages from 19 ab- 
sent members were read or reported. 
Only nine of our classmates failed 
to reply to our "Call to Reunion". 

Ethel Reich retired in May from 
her long-held position as receptionist 
at the Baptist Hospital. She came 
to the Class Supper straight from a 
Coffee given at the Hospital in her 
honor. Ethel is planning a trip to 
Europe this summer. 

Charlie Steckel, husband of Julia 
Crawford, has just retired from the 
faculty of Blair Academy. A fare- 
well party in his honor cohflicted 
with Alumnae Day at Salem. The 
Steckels are returning to their home 
town, Nazareth, Pa., where their 
address is: 303 West Center Street. 

Helen Vogler's lovely old home on 
Cemetery Street is to be torn down 
this summer to make room for an 
approach to the East-West Express- 
way. It has been the scene of many 
class suppers and pleasant occasions, 
and the class will miss it. Helen is 
happy, however, over her new apart- 
ment at 11 East Bank Street, con- 
venient to the College and the Home 

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Isabel Parker Harrison's son Wil- 
liam was married in the Wrenn 
Chapel in Williamsburg in April. 

(No Correspondent) 

Lola Doub Gary wrote in April: 
"I'm so disappointed when I find no 
news from '16 in the Bulletin — so 
I'll send mine so that our space will 
not be a blank. 

I wonder if all our girls are as 
busy as I? What w^ith a regular 
teaching job in Charlotte, and try- 
ing to keep up with religious, civic 
and social activities, and running' 
our Pawley's Island house every 
other weekend from April to Novem- 
ber, I would welcome an 8-day week! 
Three wonderful grandchildren and 
a new home completed in July are 
my major items. 


Betsy Bailey Eames 
(Mrs. Richard D.) 
38 Crescent St., 
Waterbury 10. Conn. 

Buddie Nicolson had an enjoyable 
Easter visit with Emilee Dickey and 
Grady Harris in Miami. What a 
wonderful time those two girls (they 
are "girls" to me!) must have had 
talking about "the good old days"! 

Our sympathy to Clio Sikes in her 
recent illness, and the hope that she 
has fully recovered by this time. They 
say that her garden is one of the 
most beautiful spots in Greensboro. 

Pauline and Rodney Coleman took 
a trip to New Bern to see the re- 
stored Tryon Palace and met Lillian 
Chesson Campbell, who was leading 
a group "on tour". Pauline also had 
a chat with Jean Bryan Farquharson 
(who lives in Washington, N. C), 
whose daughter is now in Hawaii. 
Jean had recently seen Izma. The 
Colemans now have five grandchild- 

What has become of our new Presi- 
dent, Rachel Luckenbach Holcomb? 
We have had not a single word from 
her since last year's reunion. Come 
on, Rachel, and "tell all"! 


Marie Crist Blackwood 
(Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 
1116 Briarcliff Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Wonderful! Had a newsy letter 
from Lois Spotts Mebane, whose hus- 
band is a professor at Davidson. Re- 
cently she has seen Florence Reneker 
Perdew and Mary Summer Ramsey. 
Florence stopped in Davidson with 
her son, a Davidson and Harvard 
Business graduate. Her brother pat- 
ented the phone attachment used in 
most offices. Loiis said: "Florence 
gets prettiier and younger all the 

time". Mary's husband spoke at 
Davidson, so Lois and Mary had a 
full day together. Another quote 
from Lois, "Mary looked so trim and 
smart. I was quite proud of my old 

Commencement was a thrill for 
Lois and her family. Her father-in- 
law. Dr. W. N. Mebane, (99 in June 
and the oldest alumnus of Davidson), 
came from Florida. Her son, Dr. W. 
N. Mebane, III, a pediatricjan in 
Pennsylvania, came with his son, W. 
N. Mebane, IV. Lois is lucky. She 
has seven grandchildren. 

Sue Campbell Watts writes that 
the year has been an eventful one. 
Philip, her son, came home from over- 
seas, having spent a year in service 
and six years as a student at the 
University of Vienna. He married an 
Austrian girl, and they have a new 
baby. Sue has nine grandchildren. 
She teaches Algebra, Latin and Eng- 
lish in the Taylorsville High School. 

A letter from Carmel Rothrock 
Hunter was written from Pahokee, 
Florida, where she and her husband 
have an Ice & Fuel Company. They 
spent the day with Lucille Sandridge 
Rutland in Homestead, Fla., and 
tried to catch up on forty years in 
one afternoon. Lucille has a married 
daughter in Coral Gables and an- 
other in Talahassee. Lucille teaches 
in the High School in Homestead, 
r<nd this year the Senior Class ded- 
icated their Annual to her. She hopes 
to meet with us in 1963. Carmel re- 
turned to High Point about the mid- 
dle of June. 

A nice note from faithful Evelyn 
Allen Trafton. Her mother celebrated 
her 89th birthday in May and is quite 
well, even though she suffered a 
severe fall over a year ago. 


(No Correspondent) 

Ted Wolff Wilson in her frequent 
travels runs into Salemites. At the 
DAR Convention in Durham she saw 
E. P. Parker Roberts, Margaret Whit- 
aker Home and Prances Ridenhour 
White. On a garden tour North, 
Mamie Latham Richardson Perkins 
was along. 

Louise Boswell Smith visited Salem 
in May with husband Charles, who 
is a top executive of Western Electric 
Co. They have two children and five 
grandch,ildren. Their addiress is 9 
Shore Edge Lane, Short Hills, N. J., 
in commuting distance of his New 
York office. 

Sympathy to Dolly Hyman Harvey, 
whose husband Leo died May 28th. 
She has two married daughters and 
two grandchildren. 

2 Maggie May Robbins Jones 

'1) ( Mrs. Lyman C. ) 
^ 1601 Seal St. 

Rocky Mount. N. C. 

Months have passed and our class 
notes have disappeared from the 
Bulletin. Send your news to me and 
I will report it to Salem, so that we 
may keep in touch through this 

Georgia Riddle Chamblee and Mary 
Shepard Parker Edwards visited me 
this spring and we caught up on 
some items. 

At a Salem luncheon in Kinston I 
chatted with Hattie Moseley Henry. 

Mildred Parrish Morgan's daugh- 
ter, Betty Ann, married recently in 
New York. 

Sarah Boren Jones has two grand- 
children, and Nina Sue Gill William- 
son has one. 

A small brass plate has been put 
on the antique table that we gave to 
the Alumnae House. It reads: "Class 
of '22 — In Memory of Elizabeth Gil- 
lespie and Alice Watson Hicks". 

I enjoyed Commencement at Salem, 
as two of my nieces graduated. 
Lucinda Oliver, my sister's daughter, 
and Erwin Robbins, my brother's 

I shall be expecting news from 
each of you. 

.. Edith Hanes Smith 
? (Mrs. Albert B.) 
9 Box 327 

Jonesboro, Ga. 

Elizabeth Connor Harrelson had a 
busy April. She attended the open- 
ing of Tryon Palace in New Bern, 
then went with her sister, Mary Had- 
ley, and husband, Tom Leath, on a 
cruise to Bermuda. 

Queen Graeber McAtee's son, Wil- 
liam Graeber, was awarded a fellow- 
ship in Christian Education by the 
Board of Christian Education of the 
Presbyterian Church. He has ac- 
cepted a call to Amory, Miss., and 
will take advantage of the fellow- 
ship at a later date. Queen's daugh- 
ter Jane has a new daughter, Jane 
Rutherford, born March 10 in Mem- 

Invitations have been issued to the 
June 13 wedding of Joan Louise 
Schnable and Albert Peter Haupert, 
son of Estelle McCanless Haupert 
and Ray. 

More grandchildren to report. 
Alice Lyerly Best's daughter, Alice, 
presented them with a grandson, in 
March. Edith Hanes Smith has two 
grandchildren — Albert has a daugh- 
ter, Roslind, born January 21 in 
Chapel Hill, and Virginia has a son, 
William Gregory Oakes, born May 
24 in Jonesboro. 

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Katharine Denny Home's daugh- 
ters are making fine records at Duke. 
Katharine has been elected to "Sand- 
als," sophomore honorary society, 
and Graham, Phi Beta Kappa, '59, 
has a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 
to study German at Yale. 


Nettie .\llen Thomas Voces 
(Mrs. Henry E. ) 
304 Kentucky Ave. 
Alexandria, Va. 

Our 35th reunion brought togeth- 
er in heartwarming friendship near- 
ly all members of the Class of 1924. 
Although only 11 of us answered roll 
call in person, there were wonderful 
telegrams, letters, messages and a 
telephone call from those who want- 
ed to be on hand. 

What about us? 

Adelaide Armfield Hunter (Mrs, 
John V.) 2311 Georgia Ave., Wins- 
ton-Salem, was attending the Hollins 
graduation of daughter Sallie Millis. 

Mary Lou Boone Brown (Mrs. J. 
G.) in Macon, Ga., was in the throes 
of building a home. Daughter Mary 
Lou is a rising junior at Salem. 

Mary Bradham Tucker (M!rs. 
Granbery), 117 N. Blount Street, 
Edenton, N. C, wrote of her regret 
that a long-planned trip would keep 
her from Salem, but did not bring 
us up to date on her grandchildren. 

Bessie Chandler Clarke, Southern 
Pines, N. C, showed pictures of her 
older son, who received his Ph.D. 
two years ago and is teaching and 
doing research at the University of 
Kentucky, and his lovely wife and 
two little girls, and of the younger 
son, Malcolm, graduate student at 

Eloise Chesson Gard (Mrs. Albert 
W.), Elizabeth City, N. C, managed 
to get to Salem for reunion between 
Albert, Jr.'s graduation from high 
school and daughter Annie Lawrie's 
at Chapel Hill. Both are honor stu- 
dents with outstanding records. There 
are wedding bells ahead for Annie 

Marian Cooper Fesperman, (Mrs. 
George T.), 1602 Oconee Road, Way- 
cross, Ga., wired greetings from 
Chattanooga, where she was attend- 
ing a convention with her husband. 

Catherine Crist, State House, 2122 
Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washing- 
ton, D. C, expected to drive to Sa- 
lem with Nat Voges, but had com- 
plications in her important job at 
Children's Hospital. 

Lillie May Crotts Cox (Mrs. Rufus 
K.), Box 188, Galax, Va., was un- 
■ able to attend because of her hus- 
band's health, but wrote delightfully 
about a new granddaughter born in 
March. She has four grandchildren 

in Roanoke, Va., and two in London, 
Ontario, where daughter Lynda and 
husband live. 

Sarah Herndon, 409 West College 
Street, Tallahassee, Fla., flew up for 
Commencement, visiting the Edwin 
Stockton family. Sarah, our only 
Ph.D., is professor at Florida State, 
and sandwiched our reunion between 
exams, to everyone's joy. We met, 
via pictures, the four children of 
Sarah's widowed sister, Margaret, 
in whose higher education Aunt 
Sarah expects to have a big stake. 

Estelle Hooks Byrum (Mrs. Wil- 
liam G.), Sunbury, N. C, expected 
to attend our reunion, but decided 
she would rather keep the memory 
of her Betty's graduation from 
Salem in 1957. Betty and her Army 
Lt. husband are in Germany, along 
with a 15-months old daughter whom 
"Hooks" has not yet seen. Her son, 
a doctor, practices in Scotland Neck, 
so Grandmother has opportunity to 
enjoy the three grandchildren there 

Laura Howell Norden (Mrs. Eric), 
114 N. 16th St., Wilmington, N. C, 
and her mother, Salem's oldest alum- 
na, sent a telegram which was ap- 
preciated by everyone. Mrs. Howell 
broke a hip last August and has been 
unable to get about. 

Edith Hunt Vance (Mrs. J. A.), 
"Stanley", Tunstall, Va., in proper 
presidential fashion, wired us to 
"have fun but act our age". 

Marjorie Hunt Shapleigh (Mrs. 
Theodore D.), "The Hilltop on Stony 
Lane", Madison, Conn., wrote in^ 
terestingly pi her family. Debbie, 
the younger daughter, receives her 
Master's Degree from Western Uni- 
versity this year. Older daughter 
Eunice, her husband and small 
daughter live in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Emily Moye Hadley, 521 Evans 
Street, Greenville, N. C, planned to 
come with Ada James Moore (Mrs. 
Luther D.), 301 Library Street, 
Greenville, N. C, but couldn't make 
it. It was grand to have "Ducky", 
whom some of us had not seen since 
freshman year. Her daughter Anne 
is now a rising Sophomore, and we 
glowed with pride when Dean Hix- 
son announced she had won class 
honors and made the Dean's List. 

Lois Neal Anderson (Mrs. Ernest 
L.), Wine Street, Mullins, S. C. and 
Jennings Ross Fogleman (Mrs. L. 
H.), 202 East Morgan Street, Wades- 
boro, N. C, who planned to come to- 
gether, had to send regrets, so we 
missed recent news from both. 

Jane Noble Rees (Mrs. John B.), 
Compo Parkway, Westport, Conn., 
wrote news of her boys. Christopher, 
the youngest, is studying engineering 
at Lehigh University. James Noble, a 

— 19 — 

Princeton graduate, was married last 
October and is living in Boston. John, 
Jr., will be married in August. He 
is an instructor in the Law School, 
University of Virginia. 

Mary Pfohl Lassiter (Mrs. Ver- 
non C), Box 6363 St. Petersburg 
Beach, Fla., couldn't be with us; how- 
ever, we were fortunate in having 
Bishop and Mrs. Pfohl as our guests 
at the Alumnae Luncheon. Mary's 
daughter Betty and her husband live 
in New York, and "Young Doc" and 
his family live in Atlanta. We re- 
joiced that Florida sun and air are 
proving beneficial to Dr. Lassiter. 

Margaret Russell Eggleston (Mrs. 
D. Quinn), Drakes Branch, Va., has 
the sympathy of all Salem friends in 
the death of her mother in March. 
She had expected to be with us for 
our reunion. 

Eleanor Shaffner Guthrie (Mrs. R. 
E.), 2833 Forest Drive, Winston- 
Salem, N. C, looked after all the 
local arrangements. We couldn't have 
managed without her. Her son, 
Richard, his wife and small Bill, live 
nearby, while Tom, the younger son 
is in school. 

Margaret Smith Grey (Mrs. James 
W.), 1623 Hertford Road, Charlotte, 
N. C, brought news of 16-year-old 
Jimmy, who will soon be at David- 

Hazel Stephenson, 1509 Northwest 
Boulevard, Winston-Salem, N. C, 
was too busy at Reynolds High 
School, where she is head of the 
English Department, to join us, but 
sent a gay collection of jingles. Sarah 
Herndon, in her best professorial 
manner, read them to us. 

Elizabeth S t r o w d Ashby (Mrs. 
Charles G.),'321 Bridge Street, Elkin, 
N. C, not only came to the reunion 
herself, but gave us opportunity to 
meet her husband and their lovely 
daughter, who is working in Winston- 
Salem. She also has a son whose 
picture we admired. 

Mary Howard Turlington Stewart 
(Mrs. Donald H.), 531 Jewel Ave., 
St. Louis 22, Mo., was in N. C. dur- 
ing April and May, because of her 
mother's illness in Mooresville, so 
could not return for reunion. We had 
a wonderful letter from Indianapolis, 
where she and Dr. Stewart were at- 
tending the General Convention of 
the United Presbyterian Church. 
They planned to drive on to Michigan 
for a brief visit in their lakeside 
cabin, and then back to Kirkwood, 
where Dr. Stewart serves a large 
church. The Stewart boys, both 
honor graduates of Davidson, are 
studying medicine. 

Pauline Turner Doughton (Mrs. 
Claude T.), Sparta, N. C, brought 

us up to date on her children. Betsy 
is working for FBI in Washington, 
Rebecca is planning an August Wed- 
ding, and John Lee was graduated 
from Woman's College on May 31. 
Tom has an appointment to West 
Point and is busy preparing at 
Braden Preparatory School. 

Willie Valentine Ledford, (Mrs. B. 
F.), 4015 Friendly Road, Greensboro, 
N. C, took first prize for the num- 
ber of grandchildren — seven. Three 
of them, with their parents, have 
spent two years in Pakistan, but will 
be home in August. Willie has a new 
street number for the same home. 

Lillian Watkins, 629 S. Pulton 
Street, Salisbury, N. C, called to say 
she was having carpenter trouble at 
her summer camp, and couldn't get 
to Salem. How much we missed her! 

Olivebelle Williams Roscoe (Mrs. 
George H.), 81 Peachtree Way, NE, 
Atlanta, Ga., nearly got to Salem. 
She arrived with her husband on a 
business trip in Alexandria, Va. .iust 
in time to catch a ride with 
NATVoges; however, when George's 
plans were changed, she went on to 
Boston instead. Daughter June has 
just made the Roscoes grandparents. 
Olivebelle is accompanying George on 
business travels that will take them 
throughout the United States. 

Louise Young Carter (Mrs. Thomas 
C), 505 North Main Street, Graham, 
N. C, drove to Salem with Eloise 
Gard, sjo brought her own fam,ily 
news and long-remembered gaiety. 

Very black marks were posted 
against Mildred Barnes Thompson 
(Mrs. R. A.), 106 Kincaid Ave., Wil- 
son, N. C, Corinne Clements Price 
(Mrs. Sam H.), 28 North Main 
Street, Mooresville, N. C; Carrie 
Moore Neal Nelson (Mrs. R. W.), 
Box 632, Lexington, Va., and Lois 
Straley Feagans (Mrs. Robert E.), 
Fairfax, Va., from whom we had no 
news. The really Black Mark belongs 
to NATVoges for not writing suf- 
ficiently interesting announcements 
to stir up news from them. 

What we did at our reunion : 

We talked a bit, went to the An- 
nual Alumnae Meeting, then to the 
Alumnae Luncheon, at which we had 
Bishop and Mrs. J. Kenneth Pfohl 
as our guests, and talked some more. 
We had a class meeting in the cam- 
pus-side living room of Alice Cle- 
well. There, we were sad as we ac- 
cepted with reluctance the resigna- 
tion of our only president, Edith 
Hunt Vance. We decided in fairness 
to all members to give everyone op- 
portunity to vote for a new president 
and a better secretary A repbrter. 
Then, we smiled for the photograph- 
er, stopping our chatter for the shut- 
ter, and progressed to Mary Pfohl 

Lassiter's parents' home, where in 
her absence, Mrs. Pfohl entertained 
us at a delightful tea, shared with 
members of her class of 1899, hold- 
ing their 60th reunion. 

Going strong, we went out to EUie 
Shaffner Guthrie's beautiful home 
for supper. Ed Guthrie proved to be 
a patient husband and perfect chef 
at the outdoor grille. Under the trees, 
undaunted by a bit of drizzle, we 
went on and on. Let's hope the Class 
of 1924 continues to do just that un- 
til our Fiftieth Reunion in 1974! 

Maud Bissinger Broughton's son 
enters Duke Medical School this fall. 

Mayme Vest Stanley is Sec.-Treas. 
of Stanley Shoes, Inc. and president 
of the Altrusa Club. She has two 
children and one grandchild. 

2 —^ "E. P." Parker Roberts 
K (Mrs. B. W.) 
O* 1603 W. Pettigrew St. 
Durham, N. C. 

Mary McKelvie Fry (Mrs. Gilbert 
C), 506 The Kenilworth at Alden 
Park, Philadelphia, Pa. Daughter 
Eleanor and husband Charlie Mechem 
were Mother's Day guests of Mary 
and Gil, along with Barbara Allen. 
Betty Lassiter Torre (Mary Pfohl's 
daughter) and doctor husband in 
Philadelphia for a Medical Conven- 
tion visited them also. 

Catharine Harper Russell has re- 
turned to Wilmington, N. C. 

Elizabeth L eight Tuttle (Mrs. 
Ralph Tuttle, Walkertown, N. C.) 
says two reasons have kept her from 
writing — time and nothing new has 
happened to her. She has been Home 
Demonstration Agent of Forsyth 
County for 27% years. In that time 
she has received a number of honors 
— the highest honor a Home Demon- 
stration Agent can get was awarded 
her in 1954. The Department of Agri- 
culture presented her with their 
"Distinguished Service Award". She 
expects to retire in about three years. 
She has been working recently with 
the North West Development Area. 

One project is the "Trading Post" 
on the Blue Ridge Parkway near 
Glendale Springs. Where items made 
by club members and others are sold. 
Be sure to stop at the "Trading 
Post", if you are on the Parkway this 

Please do not think that you must 
have spectacular news to answer my 
card. We spent happy years together 
and are interested in anything that 
>1du are doing from gardening to 
hospital auxiliary work, or baby sit- 
ting with your grand children. Sit 
right down and write, please! 

Can anyone help me find Janie K. 
Wishart, Mildred Jenkins Margaret 
Wooten McINtosh, Esther Stanley, 
Catherine Thomas or Dorothy Wood? 


Ruth Pfohl Grams writes: "We 
are adjusting happily to our rvevr 
California location, new people and 
mode of living. Martha and Ruth 
have made the school change nicely. 
My thoughts are in Salem at Com- 
mencement with special greetings to 
visitors of '27. 

Letitia Currie and Mary Ardrey 
Stough Kimbrough and Katherine 
Riggan Spaugh saw Patty Kimbrough 
receive her Salem '59 degree. 

Cam Boren Boone, Anne Hairston 
and Margaret Hauser were the trio 
at Salem for 30th reunion. Salem is 
distressed by the slight response 
from the Class of '29. Cam's attrac- 
tive daughter Mary Anna received her 
Salem degree in June. 


Ernestine Thies 
325 Hermitage Road 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 

Julia Brown Gibson's daughter, 
Jane, graduated from Greensboro 
High School this year. Having been 
Julie's roommate, I feel that I have 
a "daughter by proxy" of Salem age. 

We are all so proud of Edith Kirk- 
land in her new position of Director 
of Admissions for Salem. 

I had a letter from Elizabeth Marx 
in January giving a synopsis of her 
year's work at Colegio Moravo in 
Nicaragua. We hope that she is safe 
in this recent political revolution. 

Mary Ayers Campbell and LeRoy 
enjoyed a spring vacation at Aca- 
pulco, Mexico. 

Dot Thompson Davis and I tele- 
phoned frequently during our Christ- 
mas cookie sale. Her son, Malloy, Jr., 
enters Davidson in the fall, and 
daughter, Dottie, will be at Salem 
Academy. She has the same name 
and musical talent as her mother, 
and I think she has her looks and 
personality, too. That leaves Kathe- 
rJne in high school and Mary in 
grammar school at home next fall. 

Grace Martin Brandauer and hus- 
band returned in May to their mis- 
sion work in Indonesia with the 
Chinese Church and Seminary in 

Mary N o r r i s Cooper's husband 
Derwin was one of five "Fathers of 
the Year" named by Durham's Mer- 
chants Assn. for his many civic 


Dallas Sink is a new officer in the 
W-S Pilot Club. 

Daisy Carson Latham's husband 
inherited a $370,000 estate of the late 
Harry Biggs. He is principal of the 
Bethel schools. 

I hope that before Sept. my class- 
mates will have written me news of 


Doris Kimel 

1-4 Raleigh Apts., 

Raleigh. N. C. 

It was good to hear from Nell 
Cooke Chandler. Her correct address 
is 4318 N. 16 Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. 
She is circulation librarian for the 
Public Library and loves her job. 
Edith Fulp Waggoner, '28, and Ade- 
lene Hobson, Business '29 have visited 
her the past two years, and she 
invites other Salemites to come to see 
her. Nell has a son in the Air Force 
and two grandchildren. In 1958 Nell 
took a voyage to the Hawaiian Is- 

Kitty Brown Wolf is also a grand- 
mother. Only one of her children, 
Jim, is at home. Bob is in college in 
New Hampshire and Pat is married. 
She does a lot of substituting in a 
nearby high school. "Hap" Bren- 
necke, a chemist in Pittsburgh, pops 
in occasionally to see her. 

One of Edith Fulp Waggoner's sons 
finished high school this year. He is 
a six-foot-two basketball player. Her 
fifth grade son is interested in foot- 
hall. Edith also substitutes in the 

Bron^a Smothers Hasten writes 
that last year she lost her father and 
father-in-law. One of her daughters 
plans to be a nurse. The other is 
■continuing her studies in music. 

The next time I go through Marion 
I want to see Josephine Blanton. She 
is with her father in his hardware 

Carrie Braxton McAllister is an- 
other one of our grandmothers. Her 
son, who is living in Kinston, has 
two baby girls. Her daughter. Carter, 
enters St. Marys in Raleigh this fall. 
Alex, nine, will be at home a few 
more years. She writes that "Beulah 
Zachary and I had become very good 
friends here and I miss her so much." 

Carrie's painting "The Sixth Day" 
won a $500 prize at Chicago Art Ins- 
titute's exhibit in May. 

I enjoyed the Moravian Music 
Festival at Salem in June. 

Mary Stockton Cummings delights 
in three grandchildren — and a fourth 
on the way. Her youngest child, 
Tommy, achieved every academic and 
athletic honor possible in his high 
school career. He enters UNC this 

fall on a four-year Morehead Scholar- 
shjlp, which he chose over several 
others offered to him. 

Josephine Courtney Sisk has taught 
this year at a private school (West- 
minster) in Atlanta. 

Little news of '33 seeps into Salem 
without a Correspondent. Will not 
someone volunteer to fill this quart- 
erly space? 

Sarah Davis 

922 West End Blvd., 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Fifteen graduates were at Salem 
for 25th Reunion. 

We were sorry that more could not 
come to this our Silver Anniversary. 
Alice Stough, our President for the 
past 25 years (and now forever to 
be our Class Poet) gave our response 
in Memorial Hall and received an 
ovation for her clever poem. 

After lunch, we gathered in the 
terrace lounge of Babcock Dormitory 
for class meeting and elected new 
officers: President: Eleanor Cain 
Blackmore; Vice-President: Georgia 
Huntington Wyche; Fund Agent: 
Beth Norman Whitaker; Secretary- 
Treasurer and Correspondent: Sarah 
Davis (for one year — to be followed 
by Susan Calder Rankin) ; Histor- 
ian: Susan Calder Rankin. 

And now to get down to what we 
really came for, the chit-chat and 
exchanges of what has happened to 
whom since 1954 reunion. We were 
saddened by news of the recent death 
of Martha Owens Fletcher's mother. 

A few of us seem to feel we did 
not learn enough at Salem and con- 
tinue our "book-learning", as Susan 
received her M.A. in Education from 
Woman's College in June, and Elea- 
nor Cain Blackmore is pursuing the 
same course this summer. Our chil- 
dren are chips - off - the - old - block ; 
Sarah Horton Fairley has a son at 
Boys' State this summer and Susan 
has a daughter who is president of 
her junior class at high school next 
year. Marion Stovall Blythe won the 
"most children award" with a score 
of ten, followed by Eleanor Cain 
Blackmore with five. One of us is 
rioon to be a Grandmother! Sara 
Lindsay allowed that she was "broke 
down" with old age and teaching 
school but she didn't look it, and 
neither did anybody else. 

There were silver threads among 
the brown, black, and redheads pre- 
sent, but we all managed to accomp- 
lish our missions with a minimum of 
mishaps. If you don't come to next 
reunion and see who is grayer than 
you, then you are missing the best 
week-end of your life. To those who 
did and to those who didn't come, 
start now to get ready for the next 

—21 — 

For the first time in 29 years, we 
have money in the Treasury, and 
your correspondent will hound you, 

Georgia and Henry Wyche continue 
to win ribbons for their camellias. 
Their delightful trip was to Norfolk 
for the American Camellia Society 

Bessie Lee Wellborn Duncan's 
daughter Jane got her Carolina de- 
gree in January and soon after mar- 
ried Harry Joe King of Lancaster, 
S. C. After a Jamaica honeymoon, 
they are located in Wilkesboro, not 
too far from Bessie in Sparta. 

Vjl O* (No Correspondent) 

Libby Jerome Holder and hand- 
some daughter again spent Easter in 
the Alumnae House. Elizabeth II — ■ 
who looks more and more like her 
father Tom — has inherited the brains 
of both parents. She is a top stu- 
dent in Latin, math and science, and 
recently placed third in a regional 
science competition. She also has her 
mother's talent for art and is becom- 
ing an expert equestrienne. Both are 
at Camp Illahee for a month this 

Sympathy to Margaret Schwarze 
Kortz in the death of her father. 
Bishop Schwarze, last spring. 

An appreciated letter from Emily 
Moore Liess follows: 

In the February BULLETIN 
news of '35 was conspicuous by its 
absence. Here's hoping I may add 
an item of interest from up Philadel- 
phia way. 

I am an x35-er, having taken a 
business course under dear Miss 
Othelia Barrow. I went to Salem in 
1931, all of 28 years ago. Along with 
my studies, I was a Pierrette Player, 
when Mary Virginia Pendergrath, 
Beulah Zachary and Adelaide Silver- 
stein were doing big things with 
Greek plays. Membership in Pierret- 
tes then was limited to 25 members. 
I was also in the Glee Club when 
Dean Vardell's music was echoing in 
Salem's halls. 

With the economic situation as it 
is today, I have gone back to work. 
In 1936, I was one of four girls and 
two men who set up the Social 
Security Tax Division in the Phila- 
delphia office of the U. S. Collector 
of Internal Revenue. I left the ser- 
vice in 1945, married and now have 
a daughter, Julianne, twelve, and six- 
year-old twin sons, Billy and Bobby. 
After thirteen years of keeping house 
and rearing children, I am back with 
Social Security, not however, with 
the taxing office, but with the Social 
Security Administration, which 
handles the distribution of benefits. 

ffl tf VMMMri 

CLA.SS OF 190 A 

55th reimioyi, 1959 

CLASS OF 192Jt . . . 35th reunion, 1959 

CLASS OF 1934 . 

25th reunion, 1959 

CLASS OF 1939 . 

20th reimion, 1959 

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15th reunion, 1959 

CLASS OF 19i9 . 

10th reunion, 1959 

Salem still carries on her wonder- 
ful tradition. I am happy to intro- 
duce two charming freshmen to 
Salem this year; a niece, Elizabeth 
Anne Moore, of Durham, N. C, and 
a cousin, Judith Coston, of Asheville, 
N. C. I hope they love Salem and 
Salem loves them in the same old 
"traditional" way. 

My fond memories and interest, 


Success to: 

Eloise Baynes and her partner in 
their gift shop "Loveladies" at Har- 
vey Cedars, N. J. Their announce- 
ment carried a charming sketch of 
the remodeled Lifesaving Station 
which houses the shop (and them) 
and a map showing how to reach 
Long Beach Island. 

Sarah Easterling Day writes from 
Waynesboro, Ga. of teaching high 
school math, of her husband's West- 
ern Auto business, and of their two 
sons. Tommy, 11, and John, 7. Our 
sympathy to her in the loss of her 
mother a year ago. 

Louise M c C 1 u n g Edwards and 
Roger went to Bermuda this spring 
and now are enjoying summer visits 
from the four children. Bob Lowe 
and the three Edwards. She has 
many activities in High Point. 

Mary Anna Redding Weiler is 
back home in Asheboro. We think 
her husband has retired from the 
Navy and gone into business there. 

Nancy S c h a 1 1 e r t Lofton writes 
from Carmel, Calif, of her husband 
Richard, who is a portrait and land- 
scape painter, and of their two girls, 
Nancy, 18, and Melissa Gay, 9. 

Martha MrNAiR Tornow 
(Mrs. W. H.) 
313 Prince St., 
l.aurinburg, N. C. 

We had a wonderful reunion, with 
25 "young" alumnae present. To 
make you feel your age, there was 
Bill Pulton Lilley, with a daughter 
at Salem ; to make you feel young, 
there was Annette McNeely Leight, 
who is expecting her 7th child in 
July. Everybody looked grand and 
not a day older than they did 20 
years ago. Officers reelected to serve 
until next reunion are : 

President, Annette McNeely Leight, 
Vice-President, Mary Thomas Foster, 
Correspondent & Historian, Martha 
McNair Tornow. We decided to keep 
a class scrap book, so send clippings, 
pictures, etc. pertaining to you or 
your family, to Martha, so they may 
be put in the book. 

Data on children and hobbies was 
gathered from the 25 present: 

Gertrude Bagwell Haney: music 
and sewing. Peggy Bowen Leight: 2 
boys. Virginia Bruce Davis Bradley: 
4 children. Betsy Fearing Gillam: 4 
children; hobby, oil painting. Bill 
Fulton Lilley: 2 children; hobbies, 
orchids and sewing. Elizabeth Hedge- 
cock Sparks: 1 girl; working and 
writing cook books. Alice Horsfield 
Williams; 5 children; hobbies, writ- 
ing and reading. Josephine Hutchi- 
son Fitts: 2 children; Teaches 8th 
grade. Daughter Agnes is president 
Student Gov't at Reynolds High 
School. Anne Johnson Whitehurst: 2 
children; church & civic activities, 
bridge & gardening. Helen Lanning 
Curry: hobbies, homemaking and 
roses. Felicia Martin Melvin: 3 chil- 
dren. Evelyn McCarty Stark: 1 boy; 
hospital auxiliary, hobbies, hunting 
and gardening. Edith McLean 
Barden: 4 children; director of chil- 
dren's choirs and teaches piano, 
hobby, children. Martha McNair Tor- 
now: 3 children; bridge, golf, sew- 
ing. Annette McNeely Leight: 6 
(plus) children. Will be in Walker- 
town until August, when she returns 
to Turkey. Forrest Mosby Vogler: 4 
children; hobbies, golf, roses. Caro- 
line Pfohl Carter: 3 children. "Tootie" 
Powell Capehart: 4 children. Kate 
Pratt Ogburn: 1 boy; gardening, 
bridge, homemaking. Peggy Rogers 
Gainey: 2 girls; Girl Scouts, family 
camping, home, children. Mary Louise 
Siewers Stokes: 1 girl. Mary Thomas 
Foster: 3 children, bridge, garden- 
ing, sewing and home. Frances Turn- 
age Stillman: 1 girl; church & civic 
interests, bridge, golf. Frances Wat- 
lington Wilson: 1 girl; hobby, sing- 
ing (beautifully!) Mary Turner Wil- 
lis Lane: 1 girl. On faculty at UNC 
in School of Education. Now on 
leave studying on Danforth Scholar- 
ship at Duke toward Ph.D. degree. 
Too busy for hobbies. 

Not present — but reported on — ■ 
Ada Suggs Harvey Worley in Greens- 
boro . . . Jessie Skinner Gaither in 
Elizabeth City has bought a house 
. . . Grade Whitsett Ham, Dorothy 
Wyatt Parr'ott, to whom we send 
sympathy on the death of her father. 
Sara Pinkston Berry, who couldn't 
miss her older son's graduation from 
grammar school. 

Hannah Teichman, who sent a tele- 
gram from her N. Y. home. 

We missed you who were not with 
us, and will look for you at the 25th, 

Annette's 7th child (sixth girl), 
Margaret Graham, was born in W-S 
in July. 

Jane Alice Dilling Todd 
(Mrs. J. Y.) 
1011 Woodland Drive, 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Some of this may not be recent 
news, but since I did not get off a 
letter in January. I thought you 
might like to hear some happenings 
over the year. 

To Grace Gillespie Barnes thanka 
for sending items to your poor cor- 
respondent. Grade's big news is the 
birth on March 30, of William Jeffer- 
son Gillespie Barnes! She says: 
"Everything has run so smoothly 
since his arrival that I've gone ahead 
with my scout work and other activi- 
ties." I am sure he is a wonderful 
addition to her good-looking family 
of two boys and two girls. Has 
Grade's five set a record for our 

Louisa Sloan Ledbetter and Jim 
have been building a new home. 

Ida Lambeth Jennings Ingalls and 
family in Mobile over a year — hope 
this is the last tour of duty. They 
expect to settle somewhere before 

Louise Norris and Trip Rand went 
on a cruise to Cuba and Nassau in . 
the fall with the N. C. Bottlers Con- 
vention. "Our week's trip gave us a 
new lease on life." 

Libby Tuten Rickards reports on 
her brood who keep her hopping — - 
Mark, 2; David, 5; Becky, 9; and 
Ricky, 14. She and Jim are Hi-Fi 
addicts. Jim does the building and 
she enjoys his work. 

Jane Bennett Mendenhall, who 
adopted a son Kevin, now has a 
baby daughter. Her address is Not- 
tingham Rd., W.-S. 

Ethel Boiling Kanoy has two chil- 
dren, Diane 12 and Jake, 9. 

Mabel Pitzer Shaw told of her 
work in Surry County Welfare Dept. 
Her husband is judge of Juvenile 
Court in Mount Airy. 

I enjoyed a visit with Helen Line- 
back Chadwick when she lunched 
with me while her husband spoke to 
the Civitan Club in Gastonia. Howard 
has been pastor of Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte for 
the last 6 years. Her children are 
Howard, 15, Carolyn, 13, and David, 
10. She is still the same pretty and 
pleasant person. 

Anne Mewborne Foster's father-in- 
law died in W-S last fall. Husband 
Bob taught biology at Kinston High. 
School last year with their older son, 
Robert, in one of his classes. 

Betty Sanford Chspin did some 
substituting last year. I imagine they 
are planning another vacation camp- 
ing in the Adirondacks this summer. 

Virginia Breakell Long has taken 
up golf again now that Nancy has 
entered Nursery School. Petersburg, 
Va. is really home to them now. 

Mary Ven Rogers Yocum still at 
Cornell — says Ithaca is lovely in 
summer and cold in winter, but the- 
children love it. She moved twice 
last fall and hopes to be in perma- 
nent quarters in June. What address, 
Mary Ven? Our sympathy in the 
death of her mother in 1958. 

Christine Dobbins Taylor (884 
Second Ave., Chula Vista, Calif.) 
lives alone when Bob is at sea. Chris's 


brother, Jimmy, received his Ph.D. 
last year and is in the Research Dept. 
of R. J. Reynolds. 

This is a busy season — trying to 
get children settled for the summer 
with camps, church conferences, Bible 
Schools, swimming, etc. 

Our main happenings during the 
year were a reaction to a tetanus 
shot, the death of J. Y.'s little nep- 
hew from leukemia, and a trip to 
the hospital for surgery (both in 
April.) Everyone is fine now — we 
just can't get everything done we 
want to do. 

We should be planning now for 
20th reunion next year. Keep the 
date in mind and plan to come to 
Salem in May, 1960. 

Please tell me of your summer 
trips and activities. Send a card to 
me in Gastonia — I'll get it! 

Marvel Campbell Shore 
(Mrs. A. T.) 
4002 Dogwood Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

The biggest and best news is that 
E. Sue Cox Shore is the new Presi- 
dent of the Alumnae Association. 
Support her in her work for Salem 
. . . Nell Kerns Waggoner is the 
new head of the Winston-Salem 

Encourage the above correspondent 
■with news which she can report in 
this quarterly column. 

Ruth Ashburn Kline, who gracious- 
ly accepted the post of Class Fund 
Agent, has moved to Grifton, N. C. 
(Box 543) ... Kathryn Cole Hucka- 
bee has a new Durham address — 2800 
Chelsea Ave. 

Katharine King B a h n s o n was 
elected a regional director of Junior 
League and Margaret Patterson 
Wade's hand is on the helm of the 
W-S League. 

Emily McCoy Verdone's handsome 
house accommodated some 55 Sale- 
mites at meeting of the Charlotte 
Alumnae Club. Miss Marsh enjoyed 
seeing all present, as well as Emily's 
cute children and their numerous 

Prankie Tyson Blalock has not 
been heard from since 1941! Why 


Marguerite Bettinger Walker 

(Mrs. .J. J.) 

2305 Claridge Circle 

South Charleston. W. Va. 

Martha Bowman McKinnon has a 
new house in Lumberton. Henry is 
Judge McKinnon . . . Mary J. Copen- 
haver Carter is back in Marion, Va. 
(1122 Greer Ave.) . . . Allene Harri- 
son Taylor wrote from Alexandria, 
Va. that pete is studying for the 
ministry at Episcopal Seminary and 
she is teaching. 

"Pinky" Harrison Johnson is at 
3803 Calverton Dr., Hyattsville, Md. 
. . . Leila Johnston scoots around 

Charlotte in a little foreign car . . . 

Our sympathy to Jennie Linn Pitts 
in the recent death of her mother . . . 
Minnie L. Westmoreland Smith's de- 
corating business required her re- 
signation as a VP of the Alumnae 
Assn. . . 

"Pitzy" Jones wrote from Calif, of 
Ben's appendectomy in Oct. in New 
Orleans ... of sister Ann's marriage 
. . . and of daughter Susan (voted 
"most outstanding student") who 
enters high school this fall. 

Emily Abbott Eastman and hus- 
bond had a trip to Canada and New 
England. In Boston they lunched with 
Jo Ann Wescott. , 

The Walkers went to Mexico in 
July. Can anyone match my record 
of five years as a Den Mother. 

Katherine Cress Goodman 
(Mrs. L. G., Jr.) 
24 Pine Tree Road 
Salisbury, N. C. 

LGM reporting: 

Salem's thanks to Katherine Cress 
Goodman for the hospitality of her 
lovely home for an alumnae tea in 
Salisbury . . . and to CoCo McKenzie 
Murphy who assisted ... to Sara 
Henry Ward for her fine service as 
president of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion. Sara moved Easter into her new 
house at 2206 Barker St., Lumber- 
ton, N. C. 

Mary BoylaiTi Warren looks charm- 
ing in colonial dress as a hostess at 
Tryon's Palace in New Bern. 

Jennie Cavenaugh Kitchin and her 
attractive family entertained Miss 
Marsh in their handsome Bkyside 
house, when the Salem Club of Tide- 
water, Va. was organized. A cabin 
cruiser is moored at their doorstep. 
Jim is an insurance agent at Virginia 
Beach. Jane Perry Weatherwax was 
at the meeting — looking lovely. 

Peggy Eaton P r u i 1 1 ' s children 
have their mother's musical talent. 
Peggy teaches music at Summit 
School (private) which the older 
children attend, Sam travels a lot. 

Marian Gary O'Keefe had a second 
girl, Nancy, in May. The family 
moved into a house they built at 1106 
Concordia Drive, Towson 4, Md. 

Barbara Hawkins McNeill and 
family were luncheon hosts to 
Salem's three foreign students the 
Sunday in May when Miss Marsh 
showed the girls the Blue Ridge 
Parkway. Dr. Claude was chef at the 
picnic on the lawn of their attractive 
summer home. 

Nancy McClung Nading, Alex and 
their family of four enjoy many 
camping trips. Their latest was to 
Ocracoke . . . Lou Moore Russell's 
third child and first girl arrived in 
March in Asheville. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Rondthalers 
are vacationing in Oregon with son 
Howard and family. 

Sympathy to Peggy Somers Story 
who lost her father recently. 


Doris Schaum Walston 
(Mrs. D. Stuart) 
1000 W. Nash St., 
Wilson, N. C. 

We had a very successful 15th re- 
union in spite of the fact that only 
12 were present. Getting in a good 
session of talking at lunch and at 
the class meeting afterwards were: 
Adair Evans Massey, Virginia Gib- 
son Griffith, Anne Hobson Murdoch, 
Becky Howell. Mary Jane Kelly In- 
gram. Mary Lewis Lawhon, Eliza- 
beth Jones Watkins, Katherine Mc- 
Geachy Ward, Doris Schaum Wals- 
ton, Aileen Seville Rice, Catherine 
Swinson Weathers, and Barbara Weir 

Anne Hobson is our most recent 
bride, as she became Mrs. R. B. Mur- 
doch on January 1st, and is living in 
Charlotte. Jean Pulton Wingerd sent 
greetings via a neighbor and Salemite 
(class of 49) from Chambersburg, 
Pa. Mil Avera wrote from Columbus, 
Ohio, that she is still in Public Health 
Nursing and gets to see her sister, 
Flo, and her family often. Her mother 
was at reunion and got all the 44's 
to autograph her program to send 
to Mil. 

Erleen Lawson Wheeling wrote 
from Newport News that her Navy 
husband has shore duty for awhile 
and they moved into their own first 
home in December. "My youngest of 
three daughters will be entering first 
grade this fall, and I've thought of 
substitute teaching", she said. 

Gwynne Northrup Greene wrote 
that she was too busy learning to be 
a mother to Nancy Katherine, born 
Aug. 13, 1958, to attend reunion. She 
asks "if there are any other slow- 
pokes in our class wh|o became 
mothers for the first time in 1958." 

Nellie Seewald Doe wrote of a new 
house and trying to buy furniture 
and landscape the grounds. "My five 
men and I hope to drive to California 
to visit Prank's folks this summer. 
If I don't want to tent every night, 
I have to save my pennies for motels." 

News gathered from those present 
included the usual car pools, taxi 
service, PTA^, gardenjing. Scouts, 
housekeeping, church work, and child- 
hood diseases. You're all familiar 
with these and could have joined 
right in the conversation. I think I 
was the only one present that doesn't 
have a copy of "Dr. Spock" — Adair 
has two — one upstairs and one down! 
(I'll have to admit that I have a 
couple of volumes that substitute for 
the famous man, however ! ) 

There were not too many familiar 
faculty members at lunch. We did 
see Miss Byrd, Mr. Campbell, Dr. 
Hixson, Dr. Smith, Miss Covington, 
and Miss Siewers. Miss Lawrence is 
living at the Salem Home and was 
made an honorary member of the 
Alumnae Association. 


For those of you who haven't been 
to Winston-Salem in the last five 
years (or longer) as I haven't, you 
vsrouldn't recognize the place. Old 
Salem, Inc. has torn down many old 
buildings and restored the original 
Salem; and there are so many new 
highways and throughways that I 
felt like a stranger. If y'all wait five 
more years to go back, you'll swear 
that you never spent four years in 
the same town ! 

Elizabeth Ann Jones Watkins had 
her husband and two handsome little 
boys in town. And Mary Jane Kelly 
Ingram's Larry and Katherine Mc- 
Geachy Ward's Herman virere the 
only three husbands there. We were 
the only four spending the night, so 
we called off the dinner party. We 
were so sorry that more of you 
couldn't come. We missed you. May- 
be next time we can have a bigger 

We decided to split the class list 
in four parts and have Adair, Aileen, 
Geachy, and Barbara gather news 
for me to compile for the Bulletin. 
Please answer letters, so that we can 
have a g'ood report each time. I 
haven't been too good about vsrriting 
to all of you, I'm sorry to say. I'm 
also hoping to get each of you a 
class address list this summer. Who 
knows — you might have a fellow 
Salemite living right down the street 
f I'om you ! 

We voted to buy books for the 
Library in memory of Lucy Farmer 
and V. V. Garth with our contribu- 
tions to the Alumnae Fund for 1948- 
49. If you haven't ah-eady given, 
please send your gift to the Alumnae 
Office. Remember to keep active 
membership by contributing regularly 
to the yearly Alumnae Fund! Nancy 
Rogers Saxon sent a generous gift in 
memory of her roommate, Lucy 

Mary Louise Rhodes Davis and 
family had a Western trip, then put 
daughter Jan in an N. C. camp, while 
she and Johnny visited in W-S. 

, Mary Eli.en Byrd Thatcher 

S (Mrs. W. B.) 

VJ 2817 N. Thompson Rd., N. E. 
Atlanta 19. Ga. 

Congratulations to Jane Frazier 
Rolandi who was married to musician 
John Coker o(n May 31. Their address 
is 3020 Pinehurst Place, Charlotte. 

With her gift in April to the Alum- 
nae Fund, came news from Alyce 
Stevens Wordes of her two boys, 
Bobby, 3, and Andrew, one. Husband 
Jay is in the insurance business in 
Miami. (Address: 2100 S.W. 82 
Place, Miami, Fla.) 

Sympathy to Peggy Bollin Hedberg 
in Staunton, Va. in the recent death 

of her mother, who had lived with 
her during her illness. 

Who knows where Frances Jones 
Murph now lives? . . . Marguerite 
Mullin Valdo is reported in Gastonia. 

Joyce Wo'oten Tenille married 
Dexter Witherington (Peggy's 
brother) on Dec. 26, 1958. 


Eva Martin Bullock 
1927 Dilworth Rd. West 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Eva Martin Bullock was too busy 
getting her Master's in Social Studies 
in June to meet this deadline. LGM 
reports : 

Martha Boatwright Corr's second 
child came this spring . .. . Frances 
Carr Parker is president of the 
Kinston Alumnae . . . Becky Clapp 
Ollington has a son, Mark, II born 
June 7 in Siler City. 

Martha Lou Heitman Gascoigne 
and Mary Ann Linn Woodson were 
seen at a Salem tea in Salisbury. 
Sympathy to Mary Anne in the death 
of her father . . . Mae Noble Mc- 
Phail, Emma Mitchell Wilcox and 
Eva Martin were greeted at a Char- 
lotte club meeting . . . 

Sue Moore returned in May from 
a year of European travel . . . Janie 
Mulhollem Longino's third child Re- 
becca Elizabeth arrived March 17 . . . 
Rosamont Putzel completed all Ph.D. 
requirements — except thesis — at 
Chapel Hill this year, and returns to 
teaching at WC UNC in Sept. 

Agnes Quinerly and Frances Rivea 
Rowlette attended a Salem luncheon 
in Kinston in April . . . Connie Scog- 
gins Nichols has two girls and a boy. 

Virtie Stroup will give a profes- 
sional touch to the Bulletin as chair- 
man of the publications committee. 

Peggy Page Smith Sams' third son, 
Robert Harris, arrived July 20 in 
Easley, S. C. The family has moved 
to 319-A Lakemoore Dr., N. E., 
Atlanta 5, Ga. She told of seeing 
Anne McGee Brown, who came to 
Denver shortly before she left. 


Marilyn Watson Massey 
4525 Wendover Lane 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Since space was shortened in April 
BULLETIN some of this news goes 
back a few months — tho' it's still 
fresh to many of us. 

Recent babies : Anne Southern Ho- 
well's daughter, Karen Amnions ; Sal 
Mills Cook's son, Stuart Fetzer; Ann 
Carothers Barron's girl, Cynthia 
Louise. Beverly Hancock Freeman 
had a second boy in Jan. Mary Tur- 
ner Gilliam had L. S. Gilliam, III; 
and I'm still waiting to hear from 
you Marion Gaither Cline. 

In December Frances Sowers 
Vogler and Herbert enjoyed fifth an- 

niversary trip to Florida. Their Ellen 
broke her collar bone this winter, 
when taking her first step. 

Sarah Montague Johnson, Joe and 
three children live in Goldsboro. Sarah 
is busy with church, PTA, garden 
and bridge clubs. 

Pat Watson Holbrook lives at 1025 
Wendover Circle in W-S. She and 
Carl, who is District Manager for 
G.M.A.C, have one child, Patricia 

Jeanne Basnight Hoft, Sandy, and 
three children are in Chapel Hill. 
Sandy travels eastern N. C. for Bas- 
night and Sons. j: 

I appreciated news from Christine 
Gray. 'The Gallahers sold their house 
on Robin Hood Rd. and hope by fall , 
to be in their new home in Reynolda t 
— complete with Esther Williams 
swimming pool, of course. Christine 
had a gall bladder operation this- 

Alice Chiles Tillet and family have 
moved back to their home (to which 
they are adding a room) in Midland, 
Texas. (2005 Princeton St.) 

Rose Field Parker lives on Long- 
Island. Bill commutes to Westing- 
house Corp. where he is New York 
public relations manager. They have 
two girls and two boys. 

In a new home at 426 Pennsylvania 
Ave., W-S, are Mary Jane Snavely 
Sexton, Bill, and little Molly. 

Betty Lou Ball Snyder and Paul 
have a second girl, Mary Louise, bom 
April 28. 

Margaret Rhudy Lilly and family 
are at their summer home on Candle- 
wood Isle in Conn., after moving to 
a new house at 59 Bramback Rd. in 
Scarsdale, N. Y. Margaret has been 
president of the Westchester Panhel- 
lenic Association this year. 

Peggy Sue Taylor Russell has news 
of Betty Holleman Kelsey, who is 
living permanently in Long Beach, 
Calif. She and Phil re-did a 14-room 
house themselves — including laying 
brick patio. Their youngest children 
are twin boys. 

Each month I discover a bit more 
news about you, Ann, but won't you 
tell me more than your name is now 
Ann Cox Hadlock and you live at 801 
Morgan St., Raleigh, N. C? 

Mary Bryant Newell has just gone ' 
out of office as president of the 
Charlotte Alumnae Club. She ha s 
done an exceptionally fine job for 
two years — including helping to put 
the selling of Moravian cookies on a 
profitable basis for the club's scholar- 
ship at Salem. 

I saw Anne Dungan Ebersole in 


Atlanta in Feb. She still laments not 
making it to reunion last year, but 
the reason-Pete Jr. — is adorable. 

Sarah Clark Bason and I had a 
gossipy lunch recently in Charlotte. 
Her Bill is in business with his 
father in Yanceyville, the' they still 
live in Reidsville. 

My girls and I spent part of 
Christmas in New York. Our day- 
time activities — at the children's 
wish — were seeing TV shows. Al- 
most like being at home, except the 
shows were live. Hope to go back for 
a childless visit this summer. 

Betty Wolfe Boyd 
(Mrs. Basil M., Jr.) 
1816 Maryland Ave. 
Charlotte. N. C. 

May 30, 1959, our 10th reunion 
finally came, and we arrived, 38 
strong, and most of us with husbands. 
Salem couldn't have looked better; 
our dinner party was a huge suc- 
cess; our class meeting brought forth 
capable new officers ; many contri- 
buted to the Alumnae Fund ; and, if 
Kembly Inn has been able to return 
to normal, the week-end was perfect! 

The officers to serve us to 1964 
are : President: Peggy Watkins 
Wharton; Vice President: Katherine 
Ives Cox; Fund Agent: Laurel 
Green; Sec. & Trea.: Mary P. Mc- 
Fall Dibrell; Scribe: Jeanne Dungan 
Jackson Greear; Historian: Sara 
Burts Gaines. 

Coming the greatest distance was 
Anna Morrison Whiddon and hus- 
band, Lamon, who flew from Miami 
to Charlotte, deposited three children 
(one only 3 months old) with kind 
family, borrowed a car, and drove to 
Winston. Next in distance was Molly 
Darr Messner and Bud, who drove 
from Chambersburg, Pa. Janie Fow- 
kles Lake and Godfrey drove from 
Richmond to Bluefield, West Va., to 
deposit two little Lakes and then on 
to Salem. "Candy" Untiedt Hare 
flew from Alexandria to High Point, 
for a few days with Nancy Wray 
White and Gib, and the three came 
over for the week-end. Candy's hus- 
band returns from Okinawa in 
November. From Atlanta came Claire 
Craig Vines and Vernon. Claire told 
of "Punchie" Hunsucker Latta's ex- 
pecting the stork soon. 

Special recognition goes to those 
who could find baby sitters for four 
children. Bet Epps Pearson and Tete 
left four boys in Gastonia. Gussie 
Garth McDonald and John left their 
four in Charlotte, as did Mart Har- 
rison Blythe and Joe. 

Some solved the problem by leav- 
ing husbands home to do it. Among 
these were Virginia Colburn Powell, 
Jean Bullard Noble (who brought re- 
.grets from Joyce Brisson Moser) , 
Betsy Schaum Lamm, Diane Payne 

Arrowood, and Miriam Bailey Nichol- 
son. Betsy said Mary Patience McFall 
Dibrell's new son and new house pre- 
venting her from coming. 

Medal for leaving the youngest 
went to Eaton Seville Sherrill who 
left a six-week-old son in Statesville. 
Newest baby belongs to Eleanor 
Davidson Long, whose third child ar- 
rived on May 28th. She called Nell 
Penn from her hospital bed May 30. 

Recent bride Jeanne Dungan Gre- 
ear was showing Salem to Cal and 
Cal to 49ers. But the newest bride is 
Mary Porter Evans. As of March 
22nd she became Mrs. Francis E. 
Savard, 82 Main St., North Conway, 
N. H. The Savards regretted missing 
reunion with us. 

"Bitsy" Green of Charlotte stopped 
in Salisbury to pick-up Joan Hassler 
Brown only to discover Joan ill and 
unable to make the trip. And "SaSo" 
Morris Jones and Walter had to 
change their plans as "SaSo" was 
sick also. 

The fun started Friday night, 
thanks to Ann Lanier Spencer and 
Nell Penn Watt Spencer, with a few 
early arrivals. On Saturday '49ers ap- 
peared in every direction. The Annual 
Meeting was the first event. Kath- 
erine Ives Cox's sister-in-law, E. Sue 
Cox Shore, was elected President of 
the Association. Boots Lambeth Glas- 
gow was called out by a long distance 
call. All the "worrying mothers" set- 
tled back in our seats when we 
learned that Bill was g'oing to be 
late because of car trouble. We ad- 
iourned for luncheon, where Betty 
Wolfe Boyd gave our class response. 
This was followed by the taking of 
the class picture and class meeting in 
the Science Building. 

Peggy Ann presided and read a 
telegram from "Tootsie" Gillespie 
Pethel. Tootsie and Franklin had to 
miss the fun because of a recital 
pre-arranged for a year. Tootsie had 
several solos and some directing. 
New officers were elected with the 
best parliamentary procedure. Patsy 
Moser Summer took up money for 
the Alumnae Fund (among picture 
passing, and talking. Ruth Mabry 
Maurice came during class meeting 
and last to arrive was Garnet Clair- 
borne Martin from Salisbury. Helen 
Brown Hobson told that she and Ed 
would soon move to Spartanburg. 
Sylvia Green Newell, who with Bob 
journeyed from Williamston, told that 
Jane Thomas Sigler could not come 
because of the recent death of 
Harold's father. Jean Shoaf Via and 
Ralph left their two in Roanoke. 
Janie Fowkles Lake reported that 
Jean Padgett Hart was in Scotland 
again while Philip does more work 
on his Ph.D. 

Rachel Kepley Edminston and Ed 
had to cancel their plans to come. 

Mary Motsinger told of her inter- 
esting work at City Hospital in W-S. 
Lee Hart Huffines of a recent move 
to Raleigh and living near "Prissy" 
IWIlon Hennessee. "Prissy" encour- 
aged several to come, including Jane 
Paton Bradsher and Don from Rox- 
boro. Dottie Covington McGehee and 
John of Greensboro told of their 

The men golfers had a good time 
at Old Town Club. 

The dinner party was perfect, 
thanks to Ann Lanier Spencer and 
John Kerr's grand arrangements. 
The largest bouquet goes to Nell Penn 
Watt Spencer who spent untold hours 
of planning, assisted by husband Bill, 
to make the week-end a huge suc- 
cess. Bob Cox and Katherine also 
contributed much to our pleasure. 
And Martha Brannock Walton and 
Peggy Harrill Stamey also helped. 

Laughter prevailed the entire time. 
A few mentionable events were Daw- 
son Milliken Lee and Grover with 
Sara Burts Gaines and Bob chang- 
ing a flat tire after midnight in the 
land of the "Red Ants" . . . The 
arrival of Potts Cameron . . . The 
cordiality of Lou Myatt Bell and Ed 
in inviting friends to visit, Nancy 
Wray White's comment that "all us 
cats wear smokes". 

Sunday morning in the rain we 
parted with memories of a glorious 
week-end and plans brewing for 
1964. Basil's comment was "Why wait 
5 years — Let's have a reunion every 

Many wrote Nell Penn of regrets 
and best wishes. Betsy McAuley 
Johnson was in her sister's wedding. 
Dot Arrington Richards was moving 
into a new house in Lancaster. Betty 
Holbrook was tied up until late June 
as "professional baby sitter" as she 
called herself. Margaret McCall Cop- 
pie will spend the summer near Salis- 

Greetings from Chile came from 
Margery Crowgey Koogler. Hilda 
Johnston Winecoff wrote of husband 
Kay's recent trip to hospital in Dur- 
ham. . . . Distances kept Frances 
Reznick Lefkowitz and Louise Dod- 
son Meade in Florida . . . Lou Og- 
burn Currin in Michigan . . . lone 
Bradsher Maxwell in Augusta . . . 
Marty Davis Dennett in Biii"ming- 
ham . . . Preston Kabrich Tothill in 
El Dorado, Ark. . . . Claire Nissen 
Raley in Seattle . . . and Edith 
Thomas St. Amant in Big Spring, 

Anne Bruce Chandley Ferm wrote 
from North Hollywood that she has 
been married a year, has a French 
Poodle and is sold on California. 
Carolyn Taylor Anthony wrote Patsy 
of her regret in missing reunion. 

Send all news, and pictures to New 
Scribe, Jeanne Dungan (Mrs. Cal 
Greear,, 503 Picardilly Circle, Gas- 
tonia, North Carolina.) 



Betty McBrayer Sasser 
(Mrs. Charles E.) 
200 Park St. 
Morganton. N. C. 

If anybody takes a New England 
vacation this year, remember my door 
is always open! 

No word from Pres. Betty Mc- 
Brayer Sasser, hence small news. 

Bitty Daniels Grieser's Western 
Elec. engineer-husband moves often. 
They enjoyed 2 years on Long Is- 
land, are now in New Jersey, and 
after Huntsville, Ala. hope for a 
permanent location in W-S. 

Sympathy to Laura Harvey Kirk 
whose father died in May. 

Lyn Marshall Savage reports a 
third child, William Harrison, born 
on Christmas Day. 

Polly Hai-rop Montgomery's second 
— Robert, Jr., arrived April 20 in 
Hualian, Taiwan, where they lead a 
rewarding missionary life. 


'Mrs. C. G.. Jr.) 
531 Great Plain Ave. 
Neerlham 92. Mass. 

Our sympathy to Anne Moseley 
Hardaway whose father died last 
spring after she moved to 155 Prince- 
ton St., Spartanburg, S. C. Ann Cole- 
man Cooper's third child, Jane, was 
born in June, '58. Cammy Lovelace 
Wheless has a 2nd child at 2780 
Beverly Blvd., Roanoke, Va. Jane 
Hart Haisley, husband and baby live 
in San Jose, Calif. 

Please note my change of address. 
Cordes is working on his master's in 
business administration at MIT. We'll 
be in Needham until June, '60. 

We love living in the Boston Area 
in our comfortable furnished house. 
We've been sight-seeing, and enjoyed 
summer theaters and the beaches. 
Never thought I'd say it, but I think 
I could become "Yankeefied" and like 
it! Wait til I've lived through a long- 
winter and I'll tell you for sure. 

There are a few Salemites in the 
area whom I've tracked down. Lee 
Rosenbloom Fritz has an attractive 
house in Lexington, surrounded by 
four acres of beautiful land. She and 
Bill adopted a fine-looking son. Marc, 
who is 15 months old now. I visited 
Mary Jane Hurt Littlejohn ('50) in 
Cochiuate. She has two daughtersi 
Mary Martha, 2%, and Ann Louise, 
three months. Jeanne Tegtmeier Fer- 
retti is still in the Engineering Li- 
brary at MIT. Her husband is doing 
research in electronic music at MIT, 
and they plan to be there two more 
years. Faye Stickney Murray was at 
Cape Cod in June but we didn't get 
to the Cape in time to see them. She 
and Don went to Florida and Puerto 
Rico last spring. 

Miss Byrd was at Harvard this 
summer. Lee and Bill Fritz and 
Cordes and I went to see Macbeth at 
the Cambridge Drama Festival. 


Anne Simpson Clay 
(Mrs. Richard T.) 
Box 7177 Eeynolda St., 
Winston-Salem, N, C. 

Fae Deaton Stein loved her May 
Day visit to Salem. She and Al are 
active in the arts in Norfolk and 
busy with 2 daughters. 

Sympathy to Carolyn Dobson Love 
in the death of her father. 

Marian Lewis Avera's second child, 
Marian Elizabeth, was born April 

Eleanor McGregor, in France this 
summer, will see Catherine Birckel. 
She will teach again at the Univ. of 
Georgia in Athens. 

Liisa Meckelburg Makela, after her 
spring marriage, continued her sec- 
retarial job and her work on a doc- 
torate in Helsinki, while her husband 
came to Chicago to see about a job 

Elsie Macon Sapp is in Durham 
after her April marriage. Confirma- 
tion of "Beauty" MiUer's marriage 
is wanted at Salem. 

Julia Moore Tucker is a charming 
minister's wife and mother in Bay- 
side, Va. 

B. J. Smith Tolman was located in 
Scarsdale, N. Y. in Jan . . . Frances 
Williams Brinson in Tarboro, N. C. 


Connie Murry McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A., Jr.) 
506 Birchwood Drive 
High Point, N. C. 

Five years and a few gray hairs 
after graduation, 24 of us reunited 
at Salem. 

Jane Alexander Cooper and Jean 
Calhoun Turlington came from east- 
ern N. C, as did Boots Hudson Bea- 
man, Jean Edwards, and Betsy For- 
rest Denton. Frankie Strader Glenn 
and Anna K. Dobson Parker came 
from Burlington with their husbands, 
Anna K. looking all the better for 
life with three young sons. 

Anne Merritt Snapp brought her 
husband, as did Jean Shope Kennett 
and Dot Smothers Richardson. Joanne 
Moody Clark from Greenville, S. C, 
Lu Long Ogburn Medlin from Smith- 
field, and Connie Murray McCuiston 
from High Point completed the out- 
of-town list. 

Representing W-S were Alison 
Britt Barron, Ruth Mcllroy, Alice 
McNeely Herring, Anne Robertson 
Morgan, Joan Rutherford Davis, 
Sarah Sue Tisdale Ferrell, Elaine 
Williams Avera, and Gray Sydnor 

Haynes. Doris McMillan Eller was 
hostess at our outdoor supper, and 
we finished the evening at the home 
of Lucy Harris Poulsen, who enter- 
tained us with the assistance of Molly 
Quinn Booe. 

We enjoyed exchanging news, 
views, and snapshots of children at 
the Alumnae luncheon. On Saturday 
night the husbands present tried to 
connect names and faces while we 
played the game of "Do you remem- 
ber the time we ..." 

Those present felt it was a most 
successful reunion, and we hope more 
will join us for our 10th. 

Congratulations to Gray Sydnor 
Haynes who graduated from Wake 
Forest College on June 1. Charlie and 
her five children can well be proud 
of her. 

Newest additions reported: Betty 
Tyler Wallace, a 2nd daughter this 
spring; Ann Bondurant Young, a 2nd 
son on Apr. 8; Priscilla Henrich 
Quinn, a son on Apr. 14; Connie 
Murray McCuiston, a daughter on 
Apr. 27; and Anne Moye Mayo, a 
son on May 29. Priscilla's address is . 
315 DeSoto Circle, Orlando, Fla. ' 

Elaine Elrick Cook is busy with a 
7-month old boy. Tom graduated 
from Seminary in May. They will 
spend another year in Richmond for 
his graduate work. 

Edith Tesch Vaughn and family 
arrive in W^S from A 1 /a s k a in 
August for a year's leave. Her 
daughters, Denise and Kay Lynne, 
are 4 and 3 years old. 

Lu Long Ogburn Medlin is in- 
structing in a charm school in Raleigh 
on Sat. mornings. 

Teaching in Fla. is Connie Willi- 
ford (her address 3300 N. Surf Rd., 
Hollywood, Fla.) Peggie Johnson is 
also in Fla. 

Sue Harrison is working- in a San 
Francisco bank and often sees Nancy 
Huffard who also lives there. 

Moving- to Portsmouth, Va., in Oct. 
are Judy Thompson Debnam and 
family. Bill finishes dental school in 
Chapel Hill at that time. 

Mai and Joan Shope Bennett are 
now in Arlington, Va., with their 
young son and daughter. Back in 
W-S are David and Elaine Williams 
Avera, who have 2 daughters. 

Sympathy to Mary Joyce Wilson 
McLain, whose father died in April. 

5p-j Emily Heard Moore 
cs. (Mrs. Jimmy H.) 
V-/ Route 3, Harbor Drive 

Hendersonville, Tennessee 

After a visit to N. C, and nice 
response to my cards, news is plenti- 


Betty Lynn Wilson Robinson and 
Phil had a son Charles Phillip, III, 
on March 22. The Robinson's have 
added several rooms and novi^ have 
space for any Salemites who might 
stop over. They extend an invitation 
to one and all. 

Bonnie Hall Stuart and Hal left 
the service in July. In March they 
were in Columbia, S. C. for Bonnie's 
brother Allen's wedding. Where now? 

In behalf of the class I express 
our deepest sympathy to Louise Fike 
and her family in the loss of their 
father and husband. Dr. Pike was a 
"Favorite Father" of our class, and 
loved by all of his "adopted daugh- 
ters". Louise is attending night 
■classes at East Carolina College two 
nights a week. She is working on her 
Master's in Education and Math. 
Freda Siler has been in Chapel Hill 
finishing her Master's in Education, 
with a major in science. She is with 
the National Science Foundation In- 
stitute for Teachers of High School 
Math and Science. She writes that 
Chapel Hill is really marvelous. 

My card finally found Edith Ho- 
well Miller and Gary at 4538 Leslie 
Avenue, Cincinnati 42, Ohio. Edie has 
a research job at Carlisle Chemiial 

Nancy Florence Van Kirk has 
moved to 6404 W e s 1 1 a n d Rd., 
Bethesda 14, Md. 

Jo Money Hertel has a son to show 
his German doctor-father when they 
are united here or in Germany. 

Peggy McCanless Efird wrote while 
in the hospital with a second daugh- 
ter, Cynthia Elaine, born April 2. 
Frank is with Owens-Illinois Paper 
Company, and Peggy will go back to 
work as secretary for her father. 

Ann Mixon Reeves reports Edward 
Duer Reeves, III, born March 14. Her 
daughter is 15 months old. "Guppie" 
writes that they have bought a home 
in Berkeley Heights, N. J. (607 
Snyder Ave.) 

Jessie Krepps has been teaching in 
a girls' junior college this year. 

The stork is still busy — he will 
visit the home of Rosanne Worthing- 
ton Pruneau and Jean in September 
for the first time. A second visit will 
be made to Francine Pitts Moore and 
Freddy. And for the third trip he 
will see Jackie Nielsen Brasher and 
Don in October. Tragic news of the 
June death of Lt. Moore in Japan has 
come to us. 

Sally Ann Hudson Lewis says she 
is out of touch with the "Old North 
State". Her card postmarked — Mem- 
phis, Tenn. — had no street address. 
Since Max is with the Public Health 

Service, they may return to Winston- 

When in Kinston I saw Diantha 
Carter, who was planning to teach 
summer school. She showed me a darl- 
ing picture of Emily Hall Biggers' 

The Moore family went to see Pat 
Marsh Sasser in Goldsboro. "Ginger," 
at 18 months, looks just like her 
mother. Everyone's ears should have 
burned, as we talked about all of 

At Morehead we got together with 
Sara Outland DeLoache and Tommy. 
All felt care-free with the babies left 
with Grandparents. The men wanted 
to know what we talked about before 
we had babies! 

If any of you say that you don't 
know any Salem News, have you been 
getting the Bulletin? Remember to 
send a gift each year to the Alumnae 
Fund and stay on the mailing list. 

Also, remember, it is only a few 
months until our 5th Reunion in 1960 
... so start planning. 

5^ Barbara Berry Paffe 
(f^ (Mrs. Clement A., Jr.) 
\J 705-B Chestnut St. 
High Point, N. C. 

Babies are top news. Expecting for 
second time in the fall are Sara 
Pate Chambers, Emily Baker Hyatt, 
and Betty Saunders Moritz. Mary 
Rogers Morrow and Don will have 
an August arrival in the nursery of 
the house they have bought in W-S. 
Mary McClure Phillips had a baby 
in June in Lakeland, Fla. (Boy or 
girl?). And Mary Royster Lloyd is 
waiting for Mr. Stork. 

Nellie Anne Barrow is Mrs. Paul 
D. Everman, 3402 Taylorsville Rd., 
Louisville, Ky. 

Marian Myers became Mrs. James 
B. Murphy in April. Jim is in the 
furniture business in Raleigh and 
Marion is a secretary. 

Suzanne DeLaney got her Master's 
in music education at Univ. of Illinois 
in June, and will marry faculty mem- 
ber Bernie Lemoine in August. 

Vivian Fasul's correct name is Mrs. 
Constantine Pantelakos. Dr. P. is out 
of the Army and they are in Fayette- 
ville with a son, born last February. 

We hear that Terry Flannagan was 
abroad this spring. Is she in New 
York now? . . . B. J. Cash Smith is 
a faculty wife at Elon, as Lloyd be- 
came assistant Prof, of math there 
in June. 

Nancy Cameron Capel and Leon 
are back in Troy . . . Temple Daniel 
Pearson, Joe and daughter go to 
Raleigh in Sept., when Joe starts 
work on a Master's at UNC State. 

Dayl Dawson Hester and Bob and 
Bob, Jr. have moved to 4312 Clear- 
brook Lane, Kensingdon, Md. . . . 
Betty Morrison Johnson is in Arling- 
ton while James is stationed in that 
area . . . Julia Parker Credle gives 
RFD 1, Elon College, N. C. as ad- 

Nancy Peterson became Mrs. 
Richard Hensel in Dec, 1958. She 
and Dick are working on degrees at 
U. of 111. 

I saw Nancy Proctor Turner, Bill 
and little Mike on May Day. They 
drove up from Columbia, S. C. Where 
were you who live close to Salem? 
Libby Norris Jackson and Ted visited 
the Paffes in March. Their Debbie is 
a year old. 

Dianne Huntley Hamer's second 
girl, Melissa, came in Feb. They are 
now in Chapel Hill where Dr. Alfred 
will do 3 or 4 years residency in OB 
& Gyn. 

Your scribe has finished a first 
half-year of teaching and Clement 
and I are now building and hope to 
move before school starts this fall. 

Letters came in well this spring, 
but some of you haven't been heard 
from in 3 years! I urge all of you to 
send me your name and address this 
summer so that my class file will be 
correct. Where is that Salem Spirit 
of '56? Let's exercise it this summer! 

Joann Smith (BS and RN Duke) 
married James Lang Andre, electro- 
nics engineer, in Feb. and continues 
to live in Denver, Colo, 
in inviting friends to visit, Nancy 

Mary Royster Lloyd and Bill have 
a son, Thomas Benton, born July 26 
at Otis AFB, Mass. 

Susie Glaser Fisher invites friends 
to visit her at 2329 Hudson Terrace 
Apts. B-15, Fort Lee, N. J., (across 
the George Washington Bridge). Dr. 
Bob finished Yale and is interning at 
Presbyterian Hospital in NY City. 


Kate Cobb 
Four Square 
Smithfield, Virginia 

First Reunion brought 16 back to 
Salem : Barbara Bailey, Cecelia Cor- 
bett, Ann Crenshaw Dunnagan, Bar- 
bara Durham Plumlee, Dottie Ervin, 
Nancy Gilchrist Millen, Mary Jim 
Hendrix Showfety, Shirley Johan- 
nesen Wagner, Jane Little Covington, 
Ann Miles Hussmann, Rachel Ray 
Wright, Joan Reich, Sherry Rich 
Newton, Jane Shiflet Jamieson, Jo 
Smitherman Dawson, Jean Stone and 
Kate Cobb. 

Talk centered in weddings, babies 
and jobs. 

Mary Avera and Carol Campbell 
go to California in July to work . . . 


Barbara Bailey received her law de- 
gree at Wake Forest in June. She 
also teaches piano at home . . . Made- 
line Allen got her Master's in music 
at Miss. Univ. 

Betty Baird Rusher is a busy 
matron and mother in Wilmington . . . 

Thrace Baker Shirley and Bob are 
now with the Marines at Quantico, 
Va. . . . Nancy Blum Wood and Dr. 
Toin will be in Washington, D. C. for 
his internship . . . Bren Bunch Cheat- 
ham, Jimmy and daughter Margaret 
Sherrill (born Feb.) are in Chapel 
Hill, as he is entered Law School . . . 
Beverly Brown Wright and son (born 
Dec. 12) will go to Raleigh as Vin- 
cent, Sr. will study at State College 
. . . Ginny Bridges White and family 
are still in Calif. 

Carol Cooke Paschal and John ex- 
pect a baby on their August anniver- 
sary. John is in his father's publish- 
ing business and they are in their 
own house (307 S. Seventh St., St. 
Charles, 111.) . . . "Vee" Copses Hop- 
pe is V-P of N. C. Dental Hygienists. 
Husband Allan travels for a drug 

Anne Crenshaw Dunnagan expects 
the stork in Nov. When Harold gra- 
duates from Carolina in August, 
they will move to Greenville, S. C. 

Elinor Dodson Fox and Carter love 
New York. She is receptionist at Col- 
gate-Palmolive, and he is with Kaiser 
Alumnimum. Also in NYC is Paulette 
Nelson. Living with her are Salem- 
ites Joanne Glenn, and Martha Anne 

Barbara Durham P 1 u m 1 e e and 
Claude are in Charlotte with daugh- 
ter Clayton, born Oct. 28 . . . "Ginger" 
Dysard and Perry Keziah — married 
last Oct. — live in Atlanta. 

Lidie DeMott Orr has two sons in 
Westbury, N. Y. William is manager 
of a Sears store. 

Marv Jo Douglass Mogenson's 
daughter, Karen, arrived Feb. 28 in 
Beaufort, S. C. . . . Diane Drake 
Sumner's baby was due in June in 
Raleigh . . . and Lizanne Ellis Hall's 
in July. When Dr. Hall finishes his 
Boston residency, they hope to return 
to the South. 

Nancy Gilchrist Millen and Press 
are back in Charlotte (324-A Wake- 
field Dr.) . . . Neighbors are Ann 
Knight McLaughlin, James and baby 
Ann. Toni Hendrix Showfety and Bob 
in Greensboro have a daughter, Mary, 
in Oct. 

Suzanne Gordon Heller's second 
child will arrive in Dec. in Long 
Beach, Calif. 

Margaret Hogan Harris teaches in 
Raleigh. Dr. Donald is a soil scien- 
tist at NC State. . . 

Jane Little Covington and Jeff are 
in Va. Beach, where he has shore 
duty. . . Sally McKenzie Page and 
Pete have two children . . . Anne 
Miles Hussmann and Tom will tour 
the West before settling in Texas. 
Tom joins his father's business in 

El Paso. "Salemites are invited to 
stop in El Paso". 

Becky McCord King's son, Thomas 
Michael, was born April 24. The 
Kings have left Chicago for parts un- 

Nell Newby Terry and John are in 
Greensboro . . . Matilda Parker mar- 
ried Barry Holt Trasher on June 20 
. . . Louise Pharr Lake and John are 
reported in Arizona. 

Pat Rainwater McWilliams teaches 
in Charlotte. . . . 

Rachel Ray Wright and Richard, 
back from Hawaii, are locating in 
W-S. . . . Sherry Rich Newton has 
two small sons. 

Katherine Scales Patterson and her 
two Roberts are in Augusta, Ga. . . . 
Jane Shiflet Jamieson and Jackie 
have a son in Marion . . . Nina Skin- 
ner Upchurch, in Durham, had a 
second boy in May . . . Sudie Spain 
Jenkins and Carroll will settle their 
two children in Franklin, Tenn. in 

Celia Smith Bachelder says Chuck 
has shore duty in Wash., D. C. for a 
year. ... Jo Smitherman married 
Fred M. Dawson of Mt. Airy on April 
24. He is at Wake Forest, and she is 
a Journal reporter . . . Sarah Smoth- 
ers went to France to marry Spencer 
Edmondson Oct. 11, 1958 ... We wish 
that Marcia Stanley would tell of her 
New York job. . . . 

Rose Tiller had Mary Jim and 
Sarah Vance as attendants at her 
Dec. 31st wedding to Pete McMichael. 
Miami is now her home. 

Barbara Usher Myers and Joe had 
a first anniversary in July in Ben- 
nettsville, S. C. 

Pattie Ward Fisher says "Miriam 
Beth came Jan. 28. Hope to teach 
her a southern accent and to stand up 
when she hears "Dixie". George gets 
his MA in school administration next 
spring, and I'm trying to keep up 
with these "Yankees" in Ohio!" 

Nancy Warren Miefert and Milton 
are in New Jersey . . . Ann Webb 
Freshwater is busy with baby Eliza- 
beth in Chapel Hill . . . Judy Williams 
Ellis gave her son a sister in March. 
After Tinsley got his law degree at 
Emory, and she graduated Phi Beta 
Kappa, they moved to Hollywood, 
Fla., his home town. 


Mis.s Martha Jarvis 
12.57 San Miguel Ave. 
Coral Gables. Fla. 

On June 6, Mary Curtis Wrike be- 
came Mrs. Dale Illick Gramley. She 
and Dig-s are in Durham until he 
finishes graduate work at UNC. Then 
they move to W-S where they will 
teach; Curt in elementary school and 
Digs in junior high. 

The first stork visit to our grad- 
uates was May 17, when he brought 
Judy Anderson Barrett and Bob a 
son, Robert Avery Barrett, III. 

The Barretts moved in July to 151 
Engle St., Englewood, N. J. 

On July 25, Peggy Ingram married 
Lanney Voigt of Greensboro. They 
are in Chapel Hill (1133 Pittsbora 
Rd.) while he is in medical school. 
Peggy is continuing her work with 
the Durham Dairy Council. 

Also in Chaipel Hill while their 
husbands study medicine will be 
Lynne Blalock Hemingway and Mary 
Gladys Rogers Bitter. M. G. and 
Karl are expecting a family. 

August 15 is wedding date of Mary 
Jane Galloway and David AlonsO' 
Quattlebaum. They will live at the 
Poplar Apartments in Durham. 
David has two more years in Duke 
law school and Mary Jane will teach. 
elementary school. 

Marybelle H o r t o n and Johnny 
Clark were married on June 20. 
Johnny is a lieutenant in the Army; 
so they will be traveling with Uncle 
Sam for awhile. 

On May 9, Jane Bridges and Dr. 
William Bright Fowler, Bovirman 
Gray graduate, were married. They 
are in Atlanta (1701 Upper Gate Dr., 
Emory Park Apts. 107) for a short 
period until Bill enters the service. 

Ann Fordham and Johnny Bald- 
ridge were married on July 11. 
Martha Lackey, Judy Golden Up- 
church, and Lea Allen Jones attended 
her. They will be in Winston-Salem 
(21-B College Village) as Johnny is 
with Wachovia Bank, and Ann will 
continue her insurance work. 

Nancy Cridlebaugh Beard and Tom 
are expecting in October. 

Dhu Jennett Johnston and Don are 
expecting their second baby. 

In Sept., Shirley Redlack will be 
back at Salem in Public Relations^ 
Department. She will visit high 
schools and communities as the 
school's official representative. 

Since "Potts" has moved out, Gail 
Landers has gone to Atlanta to work 
and live with Mary Ann Hagwood. 

Harriet Epps Myers is in Middle- 
town, Delaware, (St. Andrews 
School). Fred teaches chemistry and 
algebra, and Harriet loves living on 
campus and being a sort of mother 
to the boys. They have a future 
Salemite, Mary Cooper, born Novem- 
ber 1, 1958. 

Nollner Morrissett Watts and 
"Smoky" are settled in Lynchburg, 
Va., (2315-B Rivermont Ave.) 

As for me, I hope to go West this 
summer and spend part of August 
visiting everyone in North Carolina. 
In the fall, I will be back teaching 
speech at Riviera Jr. High in Miami. 

Say gang, something has to be 
done about our correspondence. I sent 
out fifteen post cards and had only 
four replies! It is lucky that those 
who answered sent lots of news or 
we would not have had anything to 
report. The only way we can have 
news is for you to write me . . .often f 



Among the 154 freshmen entering in September, 1959, are: 

1 Great-great-great-granddaughter 

2 Great-great-granddaughters 
4 Granddaughters 

10 Daughters 

1 Sisters 

I 4 Nieces 

.and numerous cousins 

Forty-five new students reported the following relationships on their applications for entrance: 

Anderson, Virginia Cousin of Carrie Grier Hill, '95 

Black, Elizabeth sister of Cecelia Black Corbett, '57 

Carpenter, Margaret niece of Kathleen Alexander Carpenter, '37 

Cloy, Nancy Sue Cousin of Kotherine Ballew Gurley, '48 

Creech, Betty Lou cousin of Frances P. Greene, '57 

niece of Margaret Lunsford Baker, x'38 

Drake, Suzanne sister of Elaine Drake, '62 

Eller, Catherine cousin of Doris McMillan Eller, '54 

Evans, Margaret Anne cousin of Ruby Moye Stokes, '48 

cousin of Jeanne Moye Graham, '53 

Ezzell, Kay sister-in-law of Ethel Stafford Ezzell, x-'48 

Fisher, Elizabeth cousin of Jo Ann Wade, '61 

Fordham, Beth niece of Ophelia Conrad Fordhom, '26 

niece of Mignon Fordham Zimmerman, '27 

cousin of Sarah Fordham, '58 

Geitner, Edith cousin of Frances Crowell Watson, '45 

Gilliam, Elizabeth C daughter of Betsy Fearing Gilliam, x'39 

great-great-great niece of Margaret Bond, 1826-27 

cousin of Lucy Outlaw Worthington, x'92 
Harrington, Barbara Anne granddaughter of Elizabeth Mayo Jones, '08 

great-niece of Hattie Jones Corrow, '07 

great-niece of Grace Jones Bowen, x'23 

greot-niece of Evolina Moyo Fleming, '09 

Haskell, Ann W great-great-granddaughter of Helena Miller, 1837-38 

Huntley, Mary Leslie sister of Peggy Huntley, '60 

Hutaff, Anne niece of Dorothy Hutaff, '38 

Johns, Julia daughter of Billie Strowd Johns, x'37 

sister of Bebe Johns, x'60 , 

greot-niece of Mory Louise Strowd, '18 

great-niece of Elizabeth Strowd Ashby, '24 

Johnson, Ruby Carolyn cousin of Emma Bell Coltrane Philpott, x'47 

Joyce, Clarissa cousin of Emily Brooks Kirkmon 

cousin of Helen Brooks Millis, '12 

Kearns, Kotherine ..___niece of Sara Sherwood MocAAillian, '37 

Kellermon, Edith cousin of Terry Harmon, x'58 

Kizer, Nancy -ousin of Lino Hart Huffines, x'49 

Legette, Peggy sister of Martha Legette Gentry, x'58 

Long, Mary DeNeole sister of Allison Long, x'55 

niece of Virginia Long Howell, x'31 

niece of Alice McKenzie Raglond, Academy 

McDonald, Letitia cousin of Augusta Garth McDonald, '49 

Major, Dean daughter of Sara Bell Major, '28 

Martin, Martha Anne cogsin of Janice Wear Kinney, x'51 

Miller, Ann niece of Anna Southerland Everett, '26 

cousin of Dorothy Wooten, x'31 

cousin of Peggy Witherington Hester, '46 

Palmer, Janet daughter of June E. Shell Palmer, x'41 

Peebles, Heather daughter of Ross Walker Peebles, '30 

cousin of Carolyn Brinkley, '30 and Louise Brinkley Foster, ' 

Pooser, Dotty sister of Wylmo Pooser Davis, '51 

Ray, Marsha niece of Jackie Ray Williams, x'41 

Rector, Nancy cousin of Terry Harmon, x'58 

Rhodes, Robin sister of Connie Rhodes, x'58 

Roberts, Carroll niece of Emma Ward Tilley, x'24 

Searcy, Bell great-great-great-granddaughter of Rebecca Williams, 1826 

great-great-granddaughter of Ann Davis Sorsby 

cousin of Anne Dee, '62 
Smith, Elmo Sue daughter of Loila Wright Smith, '30 

sister of Betsy Smith Menefee, '58 

niece of Rachel Bray Smith, x'34 

cousin of Shannon Smith, '62 
Spikes, Robbie Jane cousin of Louise Norris Rand, '40 

cousin of Mary Norris Cooper, '31 
Still, Martha -ousin of Mary Brook Yarborough, x'60 





Teachers in student roles were Miss Byrd at 
Harvard, Dr. Africa and Mr. Curlee at Duke, Dr. 
French at Tufts, Mrs. Snow at Cornell and Miss 
Nunn at University of Kansas. 

Continuing work on doctorate dissertations were 
Mr. Cosby, Mr. Denton, Mr. Saunders and Mr. 


Mary Leigh, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Denton, made her parents' summer a happy one. 

Paul Vardell Sandresky, born in August to Dean 
Clemens and Margaret Vardell Sandresky, makes 
a quartet in that musical family. 

Dr. and Mrs. Gramley acquired a third daughter- 
in-law in June, when Mary Curtis Wrike,'58, mar- 
ried "Digs" Gramley. The young couple are teachers 
in the Winston schools. 


Miss Mary A. Weaver, who resigned in June as 
principal of Salem Academy, has joined the staff 
of Old Salem, Inc., As "director of interpretation" 
she will plan special events, develop educational 
material, train staff members and head the stu- 
dent tour prog-ram. 

Her talents for teaching and administration will 
expand the Old Salem program and give added 
interest to the many visitors to the Restoration. 


The new principal at Salem Academy is Miss 
Alice Litwinchuk, who has served capably as dean 
for several years. She is a native of Pennsylvania, 
has her B.A. and M.A. from Temple University, and 
will soon complete her Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr College. 


The opening of the 188th session on September 
18 brought alumnae — as well as faculty and stu- 
dents — back to work. 

Alumnae President E. Sue Shore, in academic 
robe marched with the faculty into Memorial Hall 
and gave the alumnae welcome at the inspiring 
first convocation, which is always charged with 
excitement and expectation. 

As classes began, the Alumnae Executive Board 
convened and also faced the challenge of a new 
year with high hopes of increased service to Salem. 

Clubs (group action) and the Alumnae Fund 
(individual action) are two goals of improvement 
to be stressed this year. 


The American Association of University Women 
announces a new ruling admitting to its member^ 
ship recipients of all degrees given by its member 
colleges. This means that the B.M. in applied 
music and the B.S. in medical technology are now 
recognized. Any Salem graduate having a B.A., 
B.S. or B.M. is eligible to join local AAUW 


Last spring Student Government decentralized 
and enlarged its administrative pattern into three 
units — the executive, legislative and judicial boards. 

The duties of each board are carefully defined 
and delegated. This plan provides more participa- 
tion by more students in the responsibilities of 
campus life and government. 


Dr. Austin, Misses Battle, Byers, Palmer, Sam- 
son and Mr. and Mrs. Hewson Michie spent the 
summer abroad. 

Summerell, Julia daughter of Margaret Vaughn Summerell, '29 

granddaughter of Sophie Tatum Vaughn, x'02 

sister of Ellen Summerell, x'58 and Anne Summerell, '59 

Turner, Eugenia daughter of Margaret Siewers Turner, '32 

granddaughter of Clara Vance Siewers, '98 
great-niece of Grace Siewers, '07 

Venters, Margaret Gayle daughter of Margaret Burnette Venters, x'28 

niece of Blanche Burnette Herring, x'27 

Wilson, Elizabeth daughter of Ruth Reeves Wilson, '23 

granddaughter of Lena Wellborn Reeves '93 

Wolfe, Martha rousin of May Terry, '60 


Commencement speaker Dr. Thaeler and Dr. Gramley tvith Riley Matthews — the one man graduate — and 
Mary Lois James, senior class president, prior to final exercises, 1959. 


Published quarterly by Salem College, Publication Office, Salem 
College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Entered as second-class matter 
January 7, 1946, at post offic* in Winston-Salem, N. £•, tli^ 
der the act of August 24, 19l\2. t** 


^liss mary I.'argaret Burnett 
211 A St.NE 
Washington, D. C. 




Tst Vice President 

2nd Vice President 

3rd Vice President 

Secretary Mrs. 

Treasurer & Chairman of Alumnae Fund Mrs. 

AJumnae House Chairman _ Mrs. 

Garden & Decorating Chairman Mrs. 

Publications Chairman Miss 

Nominations Chairman Mrs. 

Scholarships & Awards Chairman Miss 

Past-President Mrs. 

Executive Alumnae Secretary Miss 

Alumnae Trustees Mrs. 



lATION — 1959-60 

!ia V^ Wiriston-Solem, WVC. (E. Sue Cox, '41) 
St.,^^S)Ay Mount,' N. C. (Maggie May Robbins, 

Richard E. Shore, 2029 Georgia 

Lyman C. Jones, 1501 Beal St.,>g^cl<y Mount, N. C. (Maggie May Robbins, '22) 

R. Gordon Spough, Cascade Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C. (Kotherine Riggan, '28) 

R. Quillen Ward, 517 Falls Rd., Rocky Mount, N. C. (Josephine Whitehead, '37) 

E. M. Hester, 1207 Greenway Dr., High Point, N. C. (Peggy Witherington, '46) 

Thomas Wilson, 3129 Sussex Rd., Raleigh, N. C. (Ted Wolff, '21) 

Howard Gray, 201 S. Pine Valley Rd., Winston-Salem, N. C. (Greta Garth, '46) 

William Spach, 439 Westover Ave., Winston-Solem, N. C. (Evelyn Thom, '21) 

Virtie Stroup, '47, 708 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

R. A. McCuiston, 224 S. Cherry St., Winston-Salem, N. C. (Margaret Blair, '14) 

Mary Louise Shore, '36, 1960 Georgia Ave., Winston Salem, N. C. 

D. E. Ward, Jr., 2206 Barker St., Lumberton, N. C. (Sara Henry, '43) 

LeSia Graham Marsh, Salem College 

Harry E. Voges, 304 Kentucky Ave., Alexondria, Va. (Nettie Allen Thomas, '24) 
John R. Cunningham, 1207 Belgrade Place, Charlotte, N. C. (Ruble Ray, '16) 
B. W. Roberts, 1503 W. PetWgrew St., Durham, N. C. (Elizabeth Parker, '25) 

Northern District 
Southern District 
Eastern District 
Western District 

Area Directors for North Carolina Club Promotion 

Mrs. Robert A. McCuiston, Jr., 506 Birchwood Dr., High Point (Connie Murray, '54) 

Mrs. W. Ivan Bissette, Griffon 

Mrs. W. L. Mauney, 704 N. Mountain St., Kings Mountain 

(Raye Dawson, '23) 
(Elizabeth Winget, '41) 

Presidents of Clubs 

North Carolina 



Durham — (Vice-Pres.) 


Fayetteville (Chairman) 



High Point 


* Reidsville-Danville 

Rocky Mount 


Southeastern N. C. 




Atlanta, Ga. 

Leh-gh Valley, Pa. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
•Danville, Va.-fteidsville 

Martinsville, Va. 

Tidewater, Virginia 

Mrs. F. Murray Davidson, 1501 Sterling Rd. 

Mrs. E. Farrell White, Box 606 

Mrs. R. T. Chambers, 2503 N. Duke St. 

Mrs. Richard T. Chatham, Rendo, N. C, (P.O.) 

Mrs. W. L. Glasgow, 3707 Kirby Drive 

Mrs. Robert W. King, 113 Dobbin Ave. 

Mrs. Luther D. Moore, 301 Library St. 

Mrs. D. W. Hunter, Box 1729 

Mrs. Samuel L. Parker, 1202 Harding Ave. 

Mrs. Kid Brewer, Rt. 6, Box 7 

Mrs. William C. Stokes, Main St. 

Mrs. Lyman C. Jones, 1501 Beal St. 

Mrs. Edward A. Brown, Rt. 1, Box 644 

Mrs. Knox M. Barnes, 2303 Rowland Ave., Lumberton 

Miss Mary Cline Warren, '23, 512 Chestnut St- 

Mrs. Spencer C. Waggoner, 820 Yorkshire Rd., N. W. 

Mrs. H. C. Kearns, Jr., 2178 Rodclifte Dr., N. W. 

Mrs. R. S. Haupert, 1814 Main St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Mrs. Ralph Samuel, Ivyland, Pa. 

Mrs. J. M. Bradley, 319 W. Main St., Danville, Va. 

Miss Anne L. Hairsfon, '29, 1106 Knollwood Place 

Mrs. Clarence J. Smith, Jr., Box 309, Virginia Beach 

(Mary Davis, '48) 
(Frances Ridenhour, '19) 
(Sara Pate, '56) 
(Barbara Folger, '48) 
(Boots Lambeth, x'49) 
(Dorothy Srsk, '42) 
(Ducky James, x'24) 
(Carmel Rothrook, '18) 
(Frances Carr, '47) 
(Fronkie Linney, x'35) 
(Sarah Watt, x'21) 
(Maggie May Robbins, '22) 
(Joan Hossler, '49) 
(Betty Gronthom, '45) 

(Nell Kerns, '41) 

(Mary Alderman, x'44) 
(Estelle McConless, '23) 
(Louise Wurreschke, '37) 
(Virginia B. Davis, '39) 

(Peggy Bonner, '52) 




The Music Master 

Birthday Party . . . with Cooper Union 

Carmel, California 

BIythe Spirits 

Degrees and Pedigrees 

World War III? 

A Christmas Gift to the World 

Looking Backward . . . Adventures Ahead 

As I See It 

Here At Salem 

If You Were a Student Today 

Thespis and the Liberal Arts 

The Choral Ensemble 

Calling All Alumnae 

Class Notes 

The Alumnae Fund 1959-60 

Area Alumnae Luncheons 

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COVER: Miss Sally Townsend of Manquin, Va, (fifth from the top) is the new May Queen. 
Her maid of honor is Miss Lou Scales of Rockingham (fourth from the top). 


1959-60 Alumnae Fund 

How much do I value Salem Colleg'e, 

Where I acquired both friends and knowledge? 

Enough to have a yearly part 

In my Class Gift? 

What is the answer in my heart? 

My gift to the Alunmae Fund will show 
That constant love to Salem I bestow! 


1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 

1905 1915 1925 1935 1945 1958 and 1959 

WILLIAM R. SHIRLEY, New York architect, who i 
1959 established a music scholarship with a gift c 
$15,000 in the name of his father, Dean H. A. Shirle> 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Vol. 11, No. 

Leiia Graham Marsh, Editc 

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by Charlotte Mathewson Garden, '22 

A S ONE OF Dean Shirley's most grateful 
pupils, I am happy to reminisce upon my three 
years at Salem. My pleasure in being asked to do 
so is enhanced by the cause which prompted the 
invitation and is the cause for rejoicing among 
alumnae, namely: the establishing of the H. A. 
Shirley Music Scholarship by Dean Shirley's son, 
William R. Shirley, who recently gave $15,000 for 
this at Salem. 

I must first thank my father for his wise deci- 
sion to send me to Salem, for he had been my sole 
teacher in piano and organ up to that point, and 
it took a lot of conviction before he turned me over 
to Dean Shirley for continuation of my musical 

I was 15 years old and wearing a big hair-rib- 
bon when I arrived at Main Hall that tearful Sep- 
tember day, my first separation from home. In no 
time at all, my tears gave way to a new world of 
alcove-living, cheerful and helpful folks all around 
me in the student body and faculty, particularly in 
the music department. 

Dean Shirley had a full schedule for me, includ- 
ing organ lessons and music history under him, 
piano with Miss Yerrington, theory with Miss 
Cash, accompanying in the voice studio for the 
pupils of Miss Beatty, the vocal instructor, accom- 
panying the Glee Club and playing often for daily 
chapel services and recitals. Week-ends I commuted 
to Greensboro where I was organist of the First 
Presbyterian Church. 

Being immature and carefree, in addition to 
thinking of my music as a "cinch", I needed con- 
stant strong-arm supervision which I got from Dean 
Shirley. He "talked turkey" frequently which kept 
me constantly surprised because he seemed as mild 
as milk, shy, soft-voiced with a hesitant, slow 
speech, stooped carriage and quaky hands which 
got quakier when he was displeased, but were per- 
fectly steady when he was at the keyboard. 

I showed up at the old Hutchings-Votey console 
in Memorial Hall for my first organ lesson five 
minutes late and a real display of temper and in- 
dignation awaited me. The Dean spent the next 

Dean Haria A. Shirley, professor of organ and piano at Salem 
College for S2 i/ears, 1/iaC-ia:2K 

five minutes fixing me so that I adopted prompt- 
ness as a rigid rule for the rest of my dealings 
with him and my life thereafter. He also was de- 
termined that I should really work, not just coast 
along on my advanced preliminary musical train- 
ing, and to that end his assignments were always 
challenging with constant new and interesting- 
repertoire to learn and frequent performances 
at recitals and services. He was ready with re- 
strained but heartwarming encouragement, even 
praise when it was deserved, which endeared him 
to me as much as his firmness and his sense of 

I have ever been thankful for Dean Shirley's in- 
nate musicianship and his unerring taste and high 
standards in music literature and performance, his 
high guidance — all the more admirable when one 
remembers that those were the days of dinky ditties 
from the average organist and "Budley Duck," 
Simper and Maunder anthems from the average 
choir. Dean Shirley's era preceded the revival of 
baroque (classic) music so universally appreciated 
these days. Surely, his constant ideals helped along 
the cause of the best in music generally and the 
baroque revival in particular, thus continuing the 
Moravian tradition of dedicated musicianship ever 
since the first Moravian settled at Salem. 

When I arrived at Salem for my junior year, I 
found my room assignment in the senior house and 
a note from Dean Shirley to see him as soon as 
possible. He broke the news that he had persuaded 

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the College authorities to allow me to skip a year 
so that I could get on to more challenging study. 
He chided me about wasting time at my academic 
responsibilities as well as extraneous distractions 
such as beaus; though he seemed to approve my 
"musicial" friendship with President Rondthaler's 
younger son, Eddie, who was attending high school 
and spending his off hours playing flute to my ac- 

My final year was complicated with vocal ambi- 
tions and I pictured myself singing coloratura roles 
in the Metropolitan Opera House, so that, while I 
gave my graduating recital on the organ, I accepted 
a vocal scholarship to study voice in New York City. 
Fortunately, Dean Shirley gave me a strong intro- 
duction to Clarence Dickinson, the leading organist 
in New York, with whom I started study immediate- 
ly, along with voice lessons under Mme. Gescheidt. 

Before the year passed, I made my choice to stay 
with the organ and the world of church music, a 
decision I never regretted. My first church position 
in the metropolitan area I won with a vocal-organ 
recital at which I played two groups of organ num- 

bers and sang two groups of songs accompanied by 
another Salem alumna, Evelyn Smith Austin, who 
had graduated a year ahead of me and was pursu- 
ing further piano study with the Lhevinnes, Josef 
and Rosina. 

My last visit with Dean Shirley was an extreme- 
ly happy and satisfying one. I returned a few years 
after graduation to play a recital in Memorial Hall, 
doing a difficult program from memory. The Dean's 
face was so aglow with joy when he took me aside 
after the "Green Room reception" to give me his 
fulsome approval, I have never forgotten that mo- 
ment of mutual understanding nor my own joy in 
having lived up, somewhat, to all the faith, time, 
and wisdom he had invested in me. 

Your Alumnae Secretary has asked me to go on 
with my subsequent musical life which can be told 
briefly. My studies continued with Dr. Dickinson 
and at Columbia University, a master's degree from 
Union Theological Seminary, several sessions of 
foreign study with Charles M. Widor and Louis 
Vierne in Paris, and with Gunther Ramin and 
Karg-Elert in Leipzig. Along the way I passed 

CHARLOTTE MATHEWSON GARDEN, '23, at her organ in the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 
Plahifield, Neiv Jersey. (Taken for Wo^id Congress of Organists, 1955) 


tests as a Fellow of the American Guild of Org-an- 
ists and received an honorary "Mus. Doc" from 
the College of the Ozarks. 

I am still teaching at Union Seminary where I 
have been on the faculty since the founding of its 
School of Sacred Music. Recently I celebrated my 
thirtieth year at the Crescent Avenue Church in 
Plainfield, New Jersey, on which occasion the church 
presented me with a beautiful pipe organ for my 
home in nearby Basking Ridge. I have a distin- 
guished 4-manual organ of 110 stops at church (the 
instrument being rebuilt, updated and enlarged this 
year), a professional Sunday choir of 25 voices, 
five youth choirs, and an oratorio choir of 60 
singers which I conduct in several annual oratorio 
performances with full orchestra. We are now work- 
ing on our first complete performance of Bach's 
B Minor Mass, to be given Tuesday, March 1, at 
7:30 p.m. Come on up! 

My concertizing under LaBerg-e's management 
occupied a busy few years until I married and set- 
tled down to a satisfying combination of domestic 
and church responsibilities, with only occasional 
forays into church music conferences or recitals 
near home. 

My modest composition output comprises some 30 
anthems and two cantatas published by the H. W. 
Gray Co., J. Fischer Bro. and the Westminster 
Press. I am engaged now in the creation of a book 
for choirmasters and organists, in collaboration 
with Dr. Dickinson, who is carrying on at the Brick 
Presbyterian Church in New York after 50 years 
as their organist, and Dr. Robert Baker, organist 
of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. We hope 
the book will be out within a year. 

Dr. Baker and I, with Searle Wright, organ 
teacher at Columbia University, put most of our 
spare time last year on a most interesting project. 
We three had the happy task of designing the great 
new organ for Philharmonic Hall, now being 
erected as the first building of the Lincoln Square 
Center of Arts in New York, the organ being built 
by the Aeolian-Skinner Co. of Boston. 

Salem was brought home to me forcefully three 
years ago when the 500th anniversary of the Mora- 
vian Church was celebrated universally. I organized 
a Moravian Festival at my church, using my old 
Moravian Hymnal freely for the beloved chorales 
which we sang and listened to as a brass choir 
played from the high belfry. For anthems we chose 
some of the early American manuscripts which Dr. 
and Mrs. Dickinson had recovered from the Salem 
archives in anticipation of the anniversary. We had 
great choirs in chancel and west gallery, Moravian 
clergy and a packed congregation for the service, 
after which we served a love feast to several hun- 
dred people. All this took me back to Easter Sun- 
rise at Salem, the bands, old Bishop Edward Rond- 
thaler's "Christ is Risen", the Old Home Church, 
the musical Pfohls, Lib Zachary, and Dean Shirley 
— a truly wonderful heritage! 

Party . . . 

with Cooper Union 

Mary Louise Mickey Simon, '33 

Birthday parties seldom draw such illustrious 
speakers (three were Nobel prize winners) and 
such a lengthy and well-educated guest list as did 
the Cooper Union's 100th Anniversary Convocation 
on last November 2. In the morning, as the accom- 
panying photograph shows, ceremonies began with 
a procession which detoured New York City traf- 
fic for fifteen minutes, while Bowery residents and 
passers-by were reminded of the service which this 
outstanding institution of higher learning has been 
rendering in the heart of downtown Manhattan, 
since 1859. 

Dr. Gramley having asked me to take official 
greetings from Salem, I arrived in time to don cap, 
gown and hood and witness the fascinating dexter- 
ity with which the grand marshal sorted out his 
several hundred charges and paired us off for a 
march from a lecture hall, across city streets, 
around a stature of Peter Cooper and into the 
Great Hall where morning and afternoon programs 
were to take place. Gazing at the stature, I dared 
not tip my mortarboard, but I did mentally salute 
wonderful, old Peter Cooper, who made his dreams 
come true by giving his country this tuition-free 
institution open to students regardless of sex, race, 
creed or color. 

As is customary, the delegates marched in order 
of age of the schools they represented, the oldest 
leading. I wasn't surprised to find myself fifteenth 
in the list of 240 — and the first woman in the 
ranks. Such was the pleasant prerogative of ancient 
Salem's daughter because of our founding date of 
1772. Among those ahead of me were notably Har- 
vard (1636), William and Mary (1693), Yale 
(1701), the University of Pennsylvania (1740), 
Moravian College (1742) and Dartmouth (1769). 

The Cooper Union, always noted for its solid 
accomplishments, will long be congratulated because 
it chose to make this centennial observance not a 
back-patting, self-admiration conclave but, instead, 
a day of service to the many who attended and 
thousands more who have since read texts of the 
speeches delivered there. For the night session the 
scene was shifted from the Great Hall of the school 
to a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf 

The five major speeches were designed as "An 
Exploration Into New Values in Science, Art and 
Society" — a topic as boundless as space itself. Hav- 
ing gained so much myself from these adventures 
of the mind, I came away feeling that, while a 
summary of these talks would be impossible, I 
could pass on through our own BULLETIN a few 
excerpts. Their content is intended (as were the 
speeches as a whole) more to provoke thought than 
to state conclusions. Since one of the best New 
Year's resolutions all Salemites could have made 
is to think oftener and harder about the world 
around us and its problems, some comments offered 
at this convocation may broaden our 1960 horizons. 
For example: 

"The development of the biological and medical 
sciences will in the future do more for the health 
and welfare of mankind than the physical sciences 
and at only a fraction of the cost. Let us see there- 
fore that they get the support they deserve but do 
not always get." Sir John Cockcroft, member of 
British Atomic Energy Authority and Nobel Prize 
Winner in Physics. 

"Science is not a substitute for religion . . . 
Scientists live by the morals taught to them direct- 
ly or indirectly by the great religions practiced in 
the countries where they reside. 

"Also, science gives us no purpose in living be- 
yond having a pleasant existence in one way or an- 
other. Scientists themselves are inspired by the 
magnificent things which they study. But science 
does not give the ordinary man . . . any objective 
that gives him a feeling of dignity. Such feelings 
are so necessary if he is to rise above the disap- 

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pointments and temptations of life and if he is to 
do the best of which he is capable. One of the great 
needs of this age is a great prophet who can accept 
the facts of science and at the same time can giv& 
inspiration to fill this great void." Dr. Harold C. 
Urey, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry , noiv teach- 
ing at the University of California. 

"Peter Cooper begged his contemporaries — and 
in words which have an urgent application today — • 
'To remember how frail we are — and how liable to 
err when we come to sit in judgment on the faults 
of others and how much the circumstances ... of 
the society and country where we have been born 
and brought up have had to do in forming us. The 
power of these circumstances . . . will be found to 
have foi-med the great lines of difference that mark 
the characters of people of different countries and 
neighborhoods. And they constitute a good reason 
for the exercise of all our charity.' 

"These words could well be placed over the en- 
trance to every national legislative assembly and 
every United Nations committee room." Lester B. 
Pearson, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada 
a)id winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. 

"The philosophy of materialism is hostile to 
art. But what about its two noble kinsmen, human- 
itarianism and science? Although they are to a 
great extent committed to measurement, they are 
not wholly materialistic. They recognize values 
which we may call moi'al, intellectual and even 
aesthetic. . . They seem to me the integrating foixes 
of the last 150 years. How are they connected with 
art? . . . The fact that art is not only tolerated, but 
actually supported by government and municipal 
funds, although it is hardly worth a single vote 
and practically no politician has the faintest belief 
or interest in it, does show that it has retained 
some of its magic power ... I believe that the 
majority of people really long to experience that 
moment of pure, disinterested, non-material satis- 
faction which causes them to ejaculate the word 
"beautiful" ... I believe that those of us who try 
to make works of art more accessible are not wast- 
ing our time." Sir Kenneth Clark, Chairman of The 
Arts Council of Great Britain. 

"I think there is no warfare between science and 
the other humanities except when the latter are 
based upon science which is dead. I believe both the 
artist and the scientist share the creative mind and 
the restless need to explore and to understand . . . 
Our civilization is built upon critical analysis, which 
has a role in the creative arts as well as in science 
. . . The analysis of a problem is not necessarily 
the solution of it . . . The truth we seek will emerge 
by the putting together, by the synthesis of the 
parts. To provide this synthesis is perhaps educa- 
tion's greatest role in exploring new values in 
science, art, and society." Dr. Laurence M. Gould, 
President of Carleton College. 

Salem's representative was the first woman and 
fifteenth in line at Cooper Union's 100th anniver- 
sary convocation. 

A Word Picture 


by Nancy Schallert Lofton, x'38 

CPRING BEGINS in Carmel in the early fall 
when the summer fog is past and there comes a 
succession of golden days. The ocean is quiet, mur- 
muring on the beaches. The early mornings, when 
the sun comes sliding over the mountains to the 
east, are still and warm. An old crow who has been 
visiting my neighborhood for ten years, swoops to 
the top of a pine tree and sits there in the sun 
with an occasional raucous cry. 

The part of the northern California coast on 
which we live, on the southern side of the Monterey 
Peninsula, is a singularly beautiful place. That is 
our reason for living here. My husband is a painter 
and needs to live where he sees what is exciting 
to the eye. The rocky coast, the pines and cypres- 
ses, the Pacific Ocean, by tui-ns blue and purple, 
green and gray, the air itself, of a singular bril- 
liance, give his eyes continual stimulation. 

Our life is keyed to the out-of-doors. We spend 
much time on the beaches, in the mountains, the 
redwood canyons, simply looking and being. We 
have lived for years from my husband's paintings 
of the sea shining through pine trees, or rocks 
warmed in the sun, of light filtering down through 
redwood trees. There was a whale period, too, when 
Dick spent almost a year painting an old beached 
whale skeleton with brilliant results ; some of his 
pictures landing in the San Francisco Museum of 
Art, in other museums and in private collections. 

When our two girls were small and we 
first came to Carmel, after my husband's five 
years in the army, I felt I had landed in a "prom- 
ised land." We had been living during part of 
the war in a section of Tennessee characterized by 
eroded, worn out soil and eroded, worn out people. 
The summers were ghastly and the winters un- 
speakable. The peninsula looked like Paradise. 

For years we enjoyed a fine semi-isolation until 
Chambers of Commerce and Tourist Bureaus suc- 
ceeded in drawing such large numbers of people 
here that we really feel infested. Contrary to 
popular belief, Carmel, as we have known it, has 
been a quiet and serene place to live. The first 
group of people to come here were scientists work- 
ing in the old Carnegie Laboratory and professors 
from Stanford who built summer homes here. 
Painters and writers came because the place was 
beautiful and living was inexpensive. There are still 

Nancy Schallei-t Lofton, x'38, Gay and artist Richard 

no street lights in the town, no neon signs, no mail 

People still walk here. Every evening down by 
the water there is a procession of people just walk- 
ing and watching the water. Some times there are 
pelicans to watch, sometimes seals and sea otters, 
and always gulls, screeching about the food supply 
or turning their wings in the air. 

It is the beach that tells us the season of the 
year. In the summer it is wide and flat and great 
beds of kelp lie off shore, resting places for birds 
and sea otters. The great round floats of the kelp 
look like heads bobbing in the water. With the com- 
ing of fall the currents of the ocean change, bring- 
ing in great windrows of kelp to pile up on the 
beaches. The beach narrows. The water cuts cliffs 
in the sand and hidden rocks begin to appear. With 
the coming of the winter storms the beach some- 
times disappears altogether, leaving exposed great 
spines of red and yellow sandstone and dark heavy 
marly rock patterned in white. On Carmel Point 
and at the north end of Carmel Beach there are 
old lava flows, full of potholes and pockets where 
winkles and sea snails, limpets and turban shells 
have worn their homes. These old rocks may ap- 
pear in the winter as the sand is washed away and 
initials carved years ago can be traced with a 
finger. In the spring the rocks will disappear, not 
to be seen until a combination of wind and wave 
reveal them again. Sometimes in winter a long low 
sand spit will be built up a few yards out in the 
water and pools will form in which children and 
dogs love to splash after the storm is over. At 
sunset the pools catch the fading light and paint 
the beach with bands of rose and purple light. The 


waves before a storm are great exeitment. You can 
feel them pounding all through the peninsula and 
soon there will be several hundred people along the 
shore line, watching the waves tower up and stretch 
out like pulled sugar candy or thin jade before they 
break on the rocks. 

There was one fine year when a tidal wave from 
Hawaii approached the beach. Radio reports warned 
every one to stay away from the water. But in half 
an hour the shore was lined with cars and people 
waiting for the tidal wave to appear. Fortunately 
the wave lost its force somewhere in the Pacific or 
the loss of life would have been terrific. 

Every summer we watch for the coming of the 
velella lata, small floating sea animals which may 
drift in to the beaches by the millions, coloring the 
waves blue and purple as they wash in to die on 
the beach. These colonies of animals look like flat, 
ridged cellophane disks about three inches in dia- 
meter, with a ridg'ed triangular sail fixed at an 
angle to the disk. Trailing below in the water are 
tendrils of royal blue and purple. Born far out at 
sea they send their life cycle floating before the 
wind until a change in wind and current sweeps 
them ashore in unbelievable numbers. They dry on 
the beach, colors fading until all that remains is a 
thin, delicate shape, white and fragile as sea foam. 

We watch the great whales migrating up and 
down the coast from their calving grounds in the 
Gulf of California to their summer homes in the 
Bering Straits. Monterey Peninsula was once the 
center of the whaling industry on the West Coast 
and, during the War Between the States, many Cali- 
fornia whales were killed and shipped east to the 
Union forces. Blue whales. Humpback whales, 
California Gray Whales all were hunted, almost to 
extinction, but the Gray Whale has been strictly 
protected for some years and is becoming more 

Seals, otters, and sea lions spend part of the 
year around the Peninsula, protected from human 
cupidtiy which threatened extermination. Even now 
Monterey fisherman, angry when nets are ruined 
by voracious sea lions, demand the slaughter of ten 
thousand sea lions in retribution. Abalone hunters 
have been at war with the sea otters for several 
years, accusing the otters of taking too many aba- 

When the winter rains come the lagoon fills, the 
river threatens to overflow the artichoke fields on 
its banks and the waves beat with increasing in- 
sistence on the other side of the bar. In December 
you may see a crowd of people at the river mouth 
and hear a bulldozer snorting as the ceremony of 
opening of the river mouth takes place. All true 
Carmelites will be there to see the first wash of 
water surge through the opened channel, tearing 
at the sand banks as the river seeks the sea. Steel 
head salmon are waiting in the bay to dash up the 

newly opened river to breed, and fishermen are 
waiting for the salmon. 

Down the Coast from Cai-mel the Santa Lucia 
mountains march to the water's edge and fifteen 
miles south is our beloved redwood canyon which a 
small group of families own and keep in it natural 
state. There are 800 acres in this preserve and from 
its highest point. Long Ridge, all one can see is 
the Pacific Ocean and endless miles of costal moun- 
tains, with golden grass on their tops and wild lilac, 
sage, buckwheat and spurs of redwood on their 

In the canyon is a talkative creek which descends 
in cascades through groves of redwoods and ferns. 
In the clearings wild roses grow in tangles, tiger 
lilies tower six feet tall, and trilliam and colum- 
bine shine brilliantly against the green background. 
Deer, coon, fox, and bobcats can be seen by a 
patient watcher and sometimes the footprint of a 
mountain lion will appear on a trail to strike ter- 
ror and excitement. We have taken our girls camp- 
ing under the redwoods and up on the grass sum- 
mits for ten years. We've watched planets and 
comets and stars wheel overhead, and have listened 
to the silence of late summer when the cry of a 
hawk or the stitching of grasshoppers was the only 
sound in our world. 

It is curious living in this part of California after 
growing up in North Carolina where autumn 
brought dying light and falling leaves. Each fall 
I've lived here I've started to feel melancholy only 
to wake up one morning and realize that the year 
has begun anew. The light is brighter, because the 
fog is gone. There will be rain, a benison and bless- 
ing after the long, dry months. Sometimes the rains 
are late, or do not come at all — and then one golden 
day succeeds another until a sort of enchantment 
overcomes one and a dark day comes almost as a 

We have worked hard in Carmel and have loved 
it. My husband has been for years on the board of 
directors of the Carmel Art Association Galleries, 
generally in charge of exhibitions. I have worked 
with the Carmel Bach Festival, singing in the 
chorus and managing the box office. We have found 
it a fruitful and stimulating place in which to live. 
Its churches and schools are excellent. The Naval 
Post Graduate School, the Army Language School, 
the local college have drawn people from all over 
the world who want to study, teach or learn. Aca- 
demic standards in the public schools are high and 
any group of children may include French, Italian, 
Japanese, Belgian, Australian, German or Chinese 

As I sit here writing in the October sun, watch- 
ing cobwebs sway in the oak trees and hearing the 
murmur of the waves, I think of two of the fairest 
places I know — the land's end in California and the 
back campus at Salem where another stream runs 
over the ro-ks and the smell of boxwood replaces 
the odor of redwood. 




Marion Stovall Blythe, '34 

T IFE IS SUCH a wonderful thing and God has 

blessed us with so much of it! 

One of the greatest adventures in my life began 
when my parents said "You can't go off to College 
because you are too young." And so I went to 
Salem! Never can I fully realize the impact and 
influence these four years had on the years to come. 

I landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, one hot 
August day after Miss Marion Blair, Salem Re- 
gistrar, had wired me at the Girl Scout Camp where 
I was a Counselor, that I had an appointment with 
a Mecklenburg County School Principal. Shortly 
after, my teaching career started. It was during- 
the second fall at Long Creek School that I met 
Banks (Eubanks) on the telephone, and with the 
stamp of approval by some "old timers" in the 
Teacherage, I accepted his date. 

Our simple but lovely wedding at home came two 
years later, two days after the spring term of 
school was out. 

Since school teachers made around $90.00 per 
month in 1937, my new husband decided to change 
from teaching and coaching to year-round work, 
and a little higher pay. That seemed to be wise, 
for just before our second anniversarj', our first 
little angel arrived. 

Then began a succession of moves and more 
angels. When Migene was four months old, we 
moved into a large country home with a widower 
and his four young children to help him care for 
them, and God gave us Rolland our first son. Be- 
fore he was a year old, we moved to Bank's 

mother's, since she was then alone, and there came 
Judith. Banks had been transferred in his work to 
Eastern Carolina, so when Judy was two weeks old, 
we moved to Durham, and stayed until the war 
made cutbacks, and sent us back to Charlotte. In 
two weeks, we had Barbara. Banks is a country 
boy, and the call of spring drew us back to the 
country and a garden, and then there was Jack. 
By now, Migene was nearly five years old, and 
God was continuing to bless and provide for us and 
our quintet of children. 

At just the right time, when the house we were 
in was being sold, we read in the paper about the 
little house and seven acres that was to become our 
permanent home. Jack was a year old when we 
moved into our "dream house" in February. The 
children spent the following summer sleeping in the 
"great out doors", for Banks knocked out the two 
side walls on the small "end bedroom", and stretched 
the 10' X 12' space into two large bedrooms and 
three large closets. It took most of the summer 
week-ends and long evenings to get it closed in and 

Migene was in the fourth grade when blessed 
events began happening again, and by the time 
she was thirteen, we had Betty, Harry, "Princess" 
and Herby, each one being another blessing. Our 
children then numbered nine. 

During this time, the older five were helping, 
except during mid-winter months, at a swimming 
pool and recreation area nearby. Thus they had a 
wonderful opportunity to learn to swim and dive, 
and work. I remember a late October afternoon when 
Banks was out of town on business. I was fixing 
supper when the children came running in after 
raking leaves and cleaning near the pool, and said, 
"Mother, Jack couldn't walk home, and we pulled 
him through the woods in the wagon." We helped 
him to bed and put a cool cloth on his bruised head. 

His blinding, pounding headache did not improve, 
he felt nauseated, and my first aid didn't seem to 
be helping. I gathered all the children to the table. 

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Migene, J u d y , Rolland, 
Barbara, Jack, Herbert, 
"Princes s" Margarita, 
"Papa" Ban k s holding 
Libbie, "Ma" — (M a r i o n. 
Stovall Blythe, 'Si), 
Harry and Betty. 



and before we had our "blessing", we joined hands 
and had a prayer circle, each one asking a little 
prayer of faith for God's help with Jack. We were 
thrilled when within fifteen minutes Jack sat up 
in bed and said, "Mother, I'm hungry." Wouldn't 
that assure you that God's wonderful Help is al- 
ways available? 

Many, are the happy events, the frustrating mo- 
ments, the slight discords, and near tragedies that 
occur, but all can work out for the glory of God — ■ 
if we let them. 

One rainy night when most of us were relaxing 
in the living room, there was a knock on the door. 
After a brief introduction, the lady asked, "Could 
you keep my little girl?" And so, Gail, 7 years old, 
came to be our little girl for the next few years, 
except on week-ends. From then on, God sent us a 
succession of children for varying lengths of time 
from various unsettled home conditions: Chris 
Roberta, Denise and Patrice, Johnny, Nicky, four 
Morris children, Pattie and four others — a "grand" 
total of fifteen children in our home. Their presence 
has broadened our children's understanding of 

Ten years ago. Banks felt he was in a "rut" in 
the business world, but found it hard to decide to 
resign from a district warehouse manager job to 
develop a hobby of woodworking into a business 
with no capital. So we talked to our Minister. With- 
in a week after our conversation and prayer with 
Dr. Herbert Spaugh, Banks had a polite letter of 
release from his employer. So began the Blythe 
Furniture & Fixture Company in our expanded 

My teacher-training has been used in periods of 
substitute teaching and private tutoring. When 
Herby was four years old, the way was opened for 
us to start a week-day Kindergarten in a local 
church. It was a success and the second year we 
needed three teachers. But, the September Herby 
started to school, God gave us our "dividend". Any- 
thing you put a lot of time, energ-y and money into 
usually pays a dividend, and ours was a precious 
little girl. Libbie puts so much love into our home, 
and gets so much back ! 

And now in 1959, Migene is married and Roily 
has been in Air National Guard more than a year. 
He is at Appalachian College this year. And Judy 
is at WC-UNC on a Belk scholarship. Barbara is 
a high school senior. Jack a sophomore, and the 
other four in grades 2-6. 

God set up a wonderful plan for sleep and rest, 
but I often like to use the night — quiet and unin- 
terrupted — for work — (ironing, sewing, house clean- 
ing. Shop bookwork, letter writing, etc.), and then 
have the day to enjoy friends and activities with 
my family and community — and to practice on the 

Yes, life is a truly wonderful adventure! 

■Jeannie Turner with her parents, Mr. Alan Turner 
and Mrs. Margaret Siewers Turner, '32, of Greens- 

Degrees and Pedigrees 

Jeannie Turner, '63, of Greensboro, who entered 
Salem in September, is the freshman puppy with 
the longest pedigree according to records in the 
Alumnae office. She is the sixth generation in di- 
rect family descent to become a Salem student. 

Her great-great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna 
Pauline Shober Herman, was among the first ten 
girls to enroll in the Girls' Boarding School when 
South Hall's doors opened in 1804, (32 years after 
the Day School had started in 1772). Mrs. Shober 
later taught at Salem from 1812 to 1820. 

Two of Jeannie's great-great-grandmothers, Mrs. 
Rebecca Shober Siewers and Mrs. Sophia Herman 
deSchweinitz attended Salem. Both her paternal 
gireat-grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor deSchweinita 
Siewers, and her maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. 
Adelaide Fogle Vance (also a teacher later of the 
"Select Class") were Salem students. 

Her grandmother, Mrs. Clara Vance Siewers of 
Winston-Salem, finished in 1898, and her mother, 
Mrs. Margaret Siewers Turner, was a graduate in 

Among many Salem aunts are Miss Grace Siewers, 
'07, former college librarian, Mrs. Ruth Siewers 
Idol, '06, Mrs. Lucie Vance Siewers, '02, and Mrs. 
Mary Louise Siewers Stokes, '39. An uncle, Charles 
N. Siewers, is a trustee of the college. 

Freshman Jeannie Turner, a talented pianist, is 
working toward a music degree. 

IVorld rVar III ? 

by Felicity Craig, '61 

Lost in the ages of an age unknown, 
Ere tvorlds -were born, and when the infant Time 
Was scarcely weaned from Eternity, 
The seed was planted for a hitman sold. 
And only One, yet Three, yet One alone, 
Knew when, or where, or hoiv it came to be. 
Not as the Space, spun in a million years, 
.Vot as the Stars, tinpeopled, and unknown 
Sai>e to the One who wrought their mystery. 
Not as the shapeless splendour of His Light, 
Or trackless deserts of His mighty Dark: 
In His oton image did God fashion man. 
In likeness of Himself, Whose name ivas Love. 

And noiv, 

with wearied limbs, and saddened hearts, 
We staitd upon the brink of war's abyss. 
And take up arms to save our heritage. 
To serve the right, 

we'd hate, and maim, and kill: 
Scarred by past wars we'd blunder into this; 
With Bibles 171 our hands ive'd seek to slay. 
Nor heed the whispered : 'Love thine enemy. ' 
This is our sin, who have not found the way 
To conquer evil with a greater good. 
But march on hate with iveapons hatred wrought. 

In His own likeness did God fashion man. 
Yet made us free to choose the way we'd go: 
This is our tragedy, that, fashioned thus. 
We recognise the good, but choose to hate. 
We honour peace, and yet ^ve choose to right: 

That man should hate, u'hose heritage is Love. 

Felicity Craig's poem won the 1959 Kath- 
arine Rondthaler Award. British-born 
Felicity attended a Moravian school in 
England before entering Salem in 1958. 
Her father is a Moravian minister in 
Malvern, Jamaica, British West Indies. 

yl Christmas Gift to tfie fVorld 

"A CHRISTMAS GIFT to the Whole World" was 
the description by a Voice of America represent- 
ative of a program of organ music recorded by 
Salem alumna, Mrs. Bessie Whittington Pfohl, '99, 
of Winston-Salem, in Washington, D. C. in Novem- 

From a two hour recording session, the Staff 
secured several programs for broadcast to countries 
of Europe behind the Iron Curtain. Among these 
was the traditional Christmas music used in the 
Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candle Service of the 
Moravian Church. Descriptive material was pro- 
vided by Bishop J. Kenneth Pfohl, her distinguished 
husband, who traces his own ancestry from Czecho- 
slovakia through Poland to its long association with 
Salem and the Moravian Church. 

The Moravian Lovefeast, symbolic of the break- 
ing of bread in simple Christian fellowship, attracts 
many visitors on Christmas Eve to Winston-Salem. 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and other Moravian 
centers. In addition to the familiar music, the Love- 
feast Ode includes such distinctly Moravian selec- 

tions as: "Hail to the Lord's Annointed", a version 
of Psalm 72 written by James Montgomery as a 
Christmas Ode and first used in a British Mora- 
vian Church, December, 1821 ; "Softly the Night is 
Sleeping", by Massah M. Warner, a native of Salem; 
"Morning Star", an anthem and chorus written by 
John Schoffler Hagen; and the antiphonal Advent 
anthem, "Hosannah", written by Bishop Christian 

Another program includes hymns that are famil- 
iar and beloved by Christians in Czechoslovakia, 
Poland, Hungary and other Iron Curtain countries. 
In selecting these, Mrs. Pfohl had the assistance of 
the Voice of America translators, who wrote the 
script for her presentations. 

Mrs. Pfohl, a past president of the North Caro- 
lina Federation of Music Clubs, is known nationally 
for her work as Hymn Chairman for the National 

Mrs. Pfohl's "Christmas Gift to the Whole World" 
was presented on the organ of Luther Place Me- 
morial Lutheran Church in Washington, D. C. 


Looking Backward 

by Dr. 

When the decade of the 1950s opened, you stu- 
dents were in grade school, and your ages ranged 
from 7 to 12. You didn't really know much about 
World War II, you weren't much interested in cur- 
rent events, you probably hadn't yet seen TV, you 
weren't worried about Communists in Government, 
you probably didn't know who Senator Joe Mc- 
Carthy was, and you weren't alarmed by the fact 
the Hydrogen Bomb had been announced as a real- 

But the decade has now ended and you are 10 
years older. You are seniors, juniors, sophomores 
and freshmen in college . . . You are naturally more 
interested in looking to the future. But, in doing 
so, it may be of some value to look over your 
shoulder and see whence we've come as a people 
and a civilization while you were growing up. 

Population in this country has increased nearly 
20% since 1950. More than ever before, America 
has been forced into a position of world leadership. 
Nuclear power is a factor in life. The space age is 
knocking on our door. 

The decade opened with the Communist Chinese 
invasion of Korea; it closed with President Eisen- 
hower's goodwill tour climaxing a year of inter- 
national visitations ... In 1952, Stalin said "War 
is inevitable between Communism and Capitalism" 
... In 1959 Nikita Kruschev said: "Let us disarm 
and compete in peaceful co-existence." 

If you are an optimist, you see a bright future 
in the new decade and beyond. You see nuclear 
power generating electricity for homes and factor- 
ies. You see greater medical advances. You see 
new drugs for mental illness. You see assurance of 
peace and possibly of disarmament. 

If you are pessimist, you recall hearing that a 
hydrogen bomb incinerated a Pacific island as early 
as 1953 and you remember reading just a short 
while ago that a Russian rocket capable of carry- 
ing- such a bomb accurately hit the moon. And you 
believe Stalin's 1952 statement rather than Krus- 
chev's 1959 appeal. Also, you know that Red China 
is causing trouble in Tibet and India, that China's 
611,000,000 population is increasing rapidly, that 
many peoples around the world are hungry, and 
that foreign imports are crowding the American 

The decade at Salem has been an interesting, 
sometimes an exciting one. It might be called the 
Decade of Adventure. For it saw the Board of 
Trustees venture forth in fund-raising that almost 
doubled endowment and the dollar value of build- 
ings; the Faculty venture forth in self-study pro- 
grams; and expansion; the students venture forth 
in holding the line against the depreciation of 
standards of conduct that has marked the period 

Resident student enrollment has increased 66% 
and the full-time faculty and staff about the same 
percentage. There were eight one-person instruc- 
tional departments in 1950. Today there are none. 
A total of approximately 500 students have grad- 
uated from Salem in this period ; included were 16 

Seven members of the faculty and staff have re- 
tired in this decade. All of them continue to live 
nearby, six of them in the Old Salem area. 

Dormitories have been refurnished; additional 
classrooms and offices provided in Main Hall; the 
Science Building, Babcock Dormitory and the Steam 
Plant constructed, and additions made to the Gym- 
nasium and currently to the Science Building . . . 
The Pfohl House has been added to the campus . . . 
The fence put around the Square . . . The tennis 
courts hard-surfaced . . . Two pipe organs and a 
dozen pianos acquired . . . The Little Chapel created 
. . . Sixteen endowed scholarships and 23 prizes 

College Entrance Exams have become a require- 
ment for admission, Salem being the second college 
in North Carolina to do so . . . The teacher educa- 
tion program has been nationally accredited, the 
first in N. C. among private colleges . . . The 
Moravian Music Foundation has been established, 
prompted by a research program initiated by the 
College . . . The Winston-Salem Symphony has 
come of age, following a cooperative boost given by 
the College in the Symphony's early days . . . The 
nurses training program at City Memorial Hospital 
has been maintained and heightened in standards 
through instruction provided by the College. 

In student areas. Student Government has 
strengthened itself and the Honor Code has become 
the Honor Tradition . . . The A. A. has become the 
W.R.A. . . . The Humanities Club and Phi Alpha 
Theta and the Dansalems have come into existence. 
The Choral Ensemble has won national recognition 
on radio and TV. The Pierrettes have maintained 
high standards of production. The YW has played 
a meaningful role with its Orphanage parties and 
its other activities. The Salemite and the Sights & 
Insights have had consistently good reader appeal. 

There have been Fulbright, French Government, 
Woodrow Wilson and other scholarship winners. 
There have been pinnings, engagements, serenades, 
and marriages. There have been flunk-outs and 
transfers . . . An occasional snowfall . . . Coke 
bottles left in the line of traffic, cigarette burns 
on sofas and other furniture, pistol shots by the 
night watchman . . . unfounded rumors, sneak 
thieves, lost typewriters and lost clothing . . . ex- 
plosions, suspensions, probations, restrictions, but 
only two cases of cheating- in 10 years . . . angry 
fathers, crying mothers, serious boyfriends and boy- 


am ley 

Adventures ylhead 

friends not so serious . . . illogical reasoning, 
faulty thinking, too much bridge . . . petitions and 
petitions . . . broken toes and broken arms . . . 
automobile accidents, pounding pipes . . . empty 
mailboxes, rainy days, inadequate sleep . . . fun with 
the faculty and bad moments, too . . . sophomore 
slumps and senior uncertainties . . . freshman gul- 
libility and junior sophistication. 

The 1960s will bring more of all these things, 
no doubt. But we can hope the best of Salem in 
the last 10 years will not be lost in atmosphere and 
performance and tradition, and that the mediocre 
will diminish . . . Before the end of the decade — ■ 
and certainly by 1972 when Salem observes her 
200th anniversary — we will expect visits by all of 
you — accompanied by husbands and children. 

And Tomorrow 

The decade of the 1960s promises to be another 
period of adventure for Salem and for higher educa- 
tion generally. The challenges are great, the op- 
portunities plentiful, the spirit willing. 

In addition to finding resources for needed plant 
improvement and enrollment expansion, Salem must 
find funds for salary increases, for broader scholar- 
ship aid, and for enriched academic program. En- 
dowment should be doubled again in this decade 
as it almost was in the 1950s. New buildings will 
be required to bring the plant to planned capacity 
of 475 resident students and the facilities, particu- 
larly in music, to desired standards. 

The problem, as usual, will be to seek out people 
of goodwill and to persuade them to help meet the 
challenges and make Salem's dreams come true. 

One area of continuing need that should attract 
the interest of alumnae is scholarship aid. Salem, 
should be able to list in its catalogue at least 
twenty-five more "name" scholarships before dec- 
ade's end. Sixteen such endowed scholarships were 
established or initiated in the 1950s. The three 
latest ones, all in 1959, are the $15,000 H. A. 
Shirley Music Scholarship, established by his son 
William R. Shirley; the Beulah May Zachary Me- 
morial Scholarship, underway with $1,000; and the 
Anonymous Alumna Scholarship which will have 
an eventual value of $30,000. 

Alumnae, or members of their families, can start 
a scholarship fund with almost any amount and 
add to the principal annually. Or they can provide 
for such endowment principal in their wills. There 
are few finer ways to perpetuate a person's name 
and extend one's usefulness and influence than by 
endowing a college scholarship. 

During this decade, alumnae and their families 
are challenged on behalf of Salem to include Salem 
in their wills for unrestricted funds as well as for 
scholarship endowment. One person discussed this 
matter with the President in 1959 and three others 
in 1958. Results should be very generous bequests 
sometime in the years ahead. 

Near year's end, the death of Mrs. John Gilmer 
of Winston-Salem made effective for Salem a be- 
quest of approximately $100. nno from the estate 

of her husband, who died in 1947. This money will 
probably come to the college this year. It is to be 
used for a building. 

Also near year's end, Virginia Shaffner Pleas- 
ants, '30, and her brother, William F. Shaffner, Jr. 
followed their custom of some years' standing and 
made gifts which brought the scholarship in me- 
mory of their mother, Jennie Richardson Shaffner, 
to endovvTTient value of more than $16,000. Johnsie 
Moore Heyward, '41, and her husband, T. C. Hey- 
ward, Jr. made their annual contribution to un- 
restricted endowment. Ghilan Hall Kircher, '33, 
and Gena Church, '20, added to the Howard E. 
Rondthaler Scholarship Fund, and a former trustee 
added generously to a scholarship endowment fund 
which he initiated a few years ago. 

At year's end there came also a gift of $3,700 
from Basil T. Horsfield of Florence, Alabama, to 
bring to over $12,000 the principal of the Chloe 
Freeland Horsfield Fund, which Mr. Horsfield 
started in 1956 in honor of his wife, Class of 1915. 
The Fund is in support of faculty salaries. 

Three fathers of present students — one with two- 
daughters now in college — sent unsolicited year-end 
gifts. One said he had once heard the President say 
Salem should have $10,000 in endowment for each 
student and he felt he wanted to help in the matter. 

These items are reported because they may sug- 
gest to others ways of achieving that "built-in" 
Salem feeling which can be so meaningful personal- 
ly and so helpful to the College. 

Friends were very good to Salem in the Decade 
of the Fearful Fifties. Total gifts for buildings, 
for endowment and for operating purposes approx- 
imated $3,000,000. 

Friends have it within their means, if they so 
will, to make this new decade go down in Salem's 
history as the "Sensational Sixties." Our need for 
endowment alone is $3,000,000 to bring our invested 
funds to an average of about $10,000 per student 
ten years from now. 

Looking beyond the 60s, Salem and her friends 
must begin thinking of goals to be reached by 1972 
when this "Great-Grandmother of Education in 
North Carolina" will observe her 200th anniversary. 

-11 — 

The duties and responsibilities of the Alumnae 
Trustees of Salem are stated in broad, general 
terms. Apart from regular attendance at Board 
Meetings and serious study of all official reports, 
each elected representative of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion on the Board of Trustees is left to her own 
interpretation of the term "liaison." This is, there- 
fore . . . 

The Job of an 

AS I SEE IT . . 





By Nettie Allen Thomas Voges, '24 

T AST NIGHT in Alexandria, Virginia, four Salem 
alumnae, graduates from 1958 back to 1924, were 
engaged in a community project. Spread around us 
were photostatic copies of the small white paper 
cutouts made long ago by the children at Wood- 
lawn Plantation on Sunday afternoons, and found 
after her death in the Bible of Martha Washington, 
the children's grandmother. We were busy adapting 
these fragments of the past to modern decorations 
for the 1959 Woodlawn Christmas tree. And as we 
worked with scissors, paste and imagination, we 
talked about Salem. 

The youngest graduate whose first .job in Wash- 
ington was a week old, was impressed that one of 
us was a trustee. 

"That is very important, isn't it? Just what do 
you do?" 

The way was open to outline the content of this 
article, which had been taking shape in my thinking 
for a long time. When I had finished, Corkie said: 

"Well, isn't that what everybody tries to do for 

So the last paragraph of the article that had 
been planned comes now: 

Since every graduate alumna of Salem is eligible 
for election to the College Board of Trustees, each 
of us is a trustee-in-the-making, and whether we 
realize it or not, each of us is a connecting link be- 
tween our Alma Mater and the world around us. 
From that point of view, the duties and responsibil- 
ities of the three Alumnae Association Trustees 
are the duties of every alumna. 

To each of us there are at least three aspects of 
Salem, using the term to apply to the College and 
Academy rather than to the community. 

The first of these is "Salem before I was there." 
Stop for a moment in your reading and recreate 
your own image of the Salem of heresay, heritage 
and tradition. This fall, I heard a freshman say, 
"Imagine Salem without Babcock Dorm!" It was 
easier for me to do than to imagine Salem without 
Society Hall. The picture that builds itself in mind 
and heart will be different for each of us, yet for 
each of us it will be Salem. 

Then, there is the aspect of Salem characterized 
by reality. This, of course, is "Salem when I was 
there." We knew all the faculty members and all 

the students. Rooms took on the personality of the 
occupants, and classrooms had a special aura of 
History or English Lit or French. The familiar 
bell, striking the quarter-hours, was a part of our 
Salem, as were the uneven bricks along Church 
Street and the periwinkle on lower campus. In this 
Salem, each of us feels most at home. Yet the pic- 
ture of Salem is different for each of us. 

The third aspect of our college is "Salem since I 
was there" — and it is characterized by change. The 
degree of alteration depends upon how many years 
have elapsed since we were students, and how often 
we have returned for visits and class reunions. In 
this Salem, we tend to feel strange, ill-at-ease, a 
bit bewildered, and very much inclined to retreat 
to the "real" Salem of our own time. 

Now, look at Salem for a moment from the point 
of view of the girl whose application is on file in 
the Admission Office, and who hopes to be accepted 
as a freshman in 1960 or 1961. To her, we are all 
part of the past of Salem. The real Salem hasn't 
yet emerged. And the Salem of change is still on 
the architect's drawing board. 

The job of each of us, then, as I see it, is to keep 
before us a clear, comprehensive picture of Salem, 
in which we ourselves have a permanent place, and 
in which we are always at home. 


Let's go back to the four alumnae busy with 
Christmas decorations, and select one way in which 
each of them had recently kept herself actively in 
the Salem picture. 

The 1924 graduate had recently returned from 
visits to several Alumnae Club groups, talking 
about Salem and showing the excellent collection of 
colored slides available to anyone who can make 
good use of them. In one group, there were several 
alumnae who hadn't been on campus for a quarter 
to a half century. In the 1959 slides there was very 
much of the strange. When a slide was shown of 
the new mirrors and dance instruction facilities in 
the gymnasium, the Class — let's say, of 1902 — sat 
up very straight and asked, "What in the world is 

"That's today's way of teaching good posture," 
she was told. "Remember how you were taken on 
walks up and down the Avenue with a teacher to 


see that you walked properly and kept your eyes 
under control?" Everybody laughed, and the Class 
of 1902 was back at Salem. Today's methods made 
sense. Before the afternoon was over, everybody in 
the group was back in the Salem picture, eagerly 
inspecting the Salem of the future — in which all 
would have an important stake — architects' draw- 
ings of three greatly-needed buildings. 

The 1930 graduate had heard through the Salem 
grapevine that, as most husbands of alumnae know, 
extends into practically every corner of the globe, 
of a 1958 graduate who was finding Washington a 
bewildering place in which to settle down. 

"Come and stay with me for awhile," she had 
offered. "I have a big house and my daughters are 
away." So, with nothing more to draw them to- 
gether, two widely-separated graduates of Salem 
were together in the Salem picture. 

As for the newest member of the group, x'59, she 
was the one tendril of Salem that reached into a 
modern high school. Her enthusiastic and sensible 
evaluation of Salem had aided a leader in the pre- 
sent senior class to settle upon Salem as her own 
Alma Mater — beginning next year. 

Salem is so many things! 

It is Dr. Gramley in his office, heading an ad- 
ministrative program that is sound and aggressive, 
appreciative of the past, working hard in the pre- 
sent, planning for the future. 

It is the Board of Trustees, gathered seriously 
in the room on the second floor of the Office Build- 
ing, where the presidents of long-gone days look 
down from the wall. These men and women, with a 
lively interest in College and Academy, are con- 
cerned with providing the sound administration, 
raisin^ needed endowment funds, checking on every 
aspect of campus life, bringing the best of ^.heir 
thinking and experience, on a voluntary basis, U' 
the multi-faceted proTjlems of our Salem. 

It is the faculty and the students of today, giving 
-.'id receiving the high type of classical education 
that has been sound and suitable and adequate for 
Salem students since 1772. 

It is a place, too, of mellowing brick buildings 
and white woodwork — "strong walls," we sing. And 
of virgin trees and an open stream. 

Yet every day, wherever you are, if you are an 
alumna of Salem, there is the moment when all 
that Salem is and will be, past, present and future, 
for someone whom you may reach, is pinpointed by 
you, and you alone. Thus, all of Salem is embodied 
in one alumna, her outreach, her insight, her sup- 
port. Is embodied in you, as an individual. 

About twenty years ago, the President of Salem 
Colleg-3 and Academy was unexpectedly handed a 
cheek in five figures. 

"But you've never been on our campus," he said. 
"You aren't on our mailing list." 

"No," said the donor, "but I have been watching 
your alumnae." 

Here at Salem 

Board of Trustees 

In a reorganization of the Board in 
December, eight new trustees were seated. They 
are James A. Gray, Jr., Mrs. Elizabeth Zachary 
Vogler, Rev. Robert lobst. Dr. Samuel J. Tesch, 
Rev. Burton Rights, Rev. Vernon Daetwyler, R. 
Philip Hanes and James K. Glenn. Two new alum- 
nae trustees, Mrs. Elizabeth Parker Roberts for the 
College and Mrs. Mary Louise Haywood Davis for 
the Academy, came to the Board in October. 

Faculty Self-Study 

Engaging the serious attention of faculty mem- 
bers this past semester has been a Self-Study pro- 
gram which covers all aspects of college functioning 
and operation. Included in the areas of study are: 
The purpose of Salem, financial resources, organi- 
zation, educational program, the library, the fac- 
ulty, student personnel services, the physical plant, 
research, special activities and the alumnae. 

The study will culminate in March vrtth comple- 
tion of a detailed report which will be the basis 
for re-evaluation of Salem in April by a visitation 
committee of the Southern Association of Schools 
and Colleges. Under a new policy of the Southern 
Association, each member institution will undergo 
re-evaluation every ten years. 

In addition to 38 faculty members and adminis- 
trative officers on the nine committees established 
to conduct the self-study, there are 11 trustees, 
eight students, and 12 alumnae also busily engaged. 
One of the sub-committees comprises alumnae alone 
and six other sub-committees have alumnae repre- 

Asian Studies 

The Asian Studies program, which had been 
scheduled to get under way last September in co- 
operation with Wake Forest College and Winston- 
Salem State Teachers College, has had to be post- 
poned until the 1960-61 school year. The visiting 
professor engaged to offer courses at the three 
colleges died suddenly in mid-summer and it was 
too late to secure a replacement. The Asian Studies 
program is being made possible through a generous 
grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Founda- 

Pending start of the program next fall, library 
resources are being developed at Salem and the 
other two cooperating colleges. The first year's 
course at Salem will center in the history and cul- 
ture of India. 


by Susan Foard, '60, Editor of The Salemite 

If You fVere a Student Today 

First Semester Highlights 

Salem . . . during the last four months of the 
Fitful Fifties. 

The year seemed to start out in September with 
new ideas and to continue — not breaking traditions 
— but creating new ones. 

Underlying it all was the newly affirmed Honor 
"Tradition", no longer just a honor system. Nan 
Williams, Student Government president, reported 
that this Salem tradition of personal honor-which 
does not require us to turn in our fellow students 
— amazed representatives of other colleges at the 
National Student Body Presidents' Conference held 
last summer. Implemented by the new Judicial 
Board, set up in March to handle cases and decree 
penalties, the Honor Tradition is working smoothly. 

Yellow and white beanies, perched on the heads 
of 153 freshmen were an innovation. For six weeks 
these marks of distinction gave the entire campus 
a chance to recognize and get to know the fresh- 
man, and to excuse any faux pas. At the end of 
the get-acquainted period, perhaps the most supris- 
ing-ly successful event of the year occurred — - 
"FITS" Day. Surprising and successful because the 
faculty proved themselves such good sports, don- 
ning sweatshirts and shorts, doing over-and-under 
relays on the athletic field with a mighty gather- 
ings of Salemites for the first Freshman-Initiation- 
To-Salem Day. Skits in the evening completed the 
successor to Rat Week. 

Salem's two foreigii students from Sweden (on 
Strong Scholarships) added new twists to the good 
will speeches by passing out copies of Peanuts and 
movie magazines written in Swedish and by dis- 
playing Lena's bouquet of orange carnations from 
a boy friend working in Denmark. 

A new group appeared on campus — The Pfohl 
House Girls. Eight seniors, graduating in January, 
five of them busy shopping for trousseaus, settled 
happily in their home below the Infirmary and 
found time to bake cookies in their kitchen and to 
petition the wearing of bermudas on front campus 
when coming to visit other seniors in Bitting and 
Lehman Dorms. 

Students found a new excuse for not studying 
late into the night before quizzes . . . sneak thieves ! 
(Two incidents of men invading dormitories; one 
was caught and brought to trial.) In Clewell a 
buddy-system for studying in Davy Jones Locker 
(basement) was practiced and all dorm presidents 
assumed the duty of locking windows securely every 
night at twelve. 

The Pierrette Players began what three nights 
of overflow audiences hoped would become another 
tradition — a yearly musical comedy production. 

The Boy Friend brought the Charleston and tango 
back in style and gave the music department a 
fine time. 

The appearance of India's Madame Pandit on the 
Lecture Series turned over a new leaf for some 
Salemites, as they saw in person the heights to 
which a "mere woman" can attain. Her infinite 
charm left a lingering impression. 

And actor Vincent Price's delighted impression 
of Salem girls and the good time he had on campus 
popularized his lecture on art. 

Efforts to publish a literary magazine got under 
way in November. Money is the main problem, but 
this is no deterrent to Salem's creative genius. The 
present goal is to put out one issue this year — an 
issue expected to prove the worth of this project. 
(If there are alumnae "angels" reading this who 
would like to invest in this laudable enterprise, just 
communicate with Miss Marsh). 

Joan Brooks, chairman of May Day, put into ef- 
fect a new election plan for May Queen and Court. 
Candidates were presented in a regular assembly 
period, thus enabling the whole student body to 
vote. Sally Townsend of Manquin, Virginia, was 
elected Queen, and Lou Scales of Rockingham, her 
Maid of Honor. 

Eva Jo Butler, president of YWCA, found new 
causes for student aid. Eleven cartons containing 
180 pounds of contributed warm clothing was sent, 
along with $150, to typhoon-stricken Japan when 
news of conditions in Nagoya came from Salemite 
Jane Krauss Marvin, '51. And textbooks were col- 
lected for Korea. 

Last, but not least, the Legislative Board began 
feeling its way in directing the overall process of 
life on a college campus. Complaints and sugges- 
tions from many areas are being heard and in- 
vestigations of everything — from blue books to ID 
cards — with point system and free nights for the 
Kingston Trio thrown in — are being considered. 

How far these new ideas will lead, no one knows, 
but one thing is for certain. Any innovations have 
been a long time coming and can be attributed to 
the careful foundations laid by girls who now are 
numbered among the Salem Alumnae. 

— 1 4- 

Thespis and the Liberal Arts 

By Barbara H. Battle, Director of Dramatics 

For over three thousand years the theatre has 
been a medium for the total development of the 
individual, his deepest conflicts and aspirations. 
Man is a creature of emotion as well as intellect, 
and these two elements must necessarily grow to- 
gether. A combination of the two extremes, the 
theoritical and the practical, the intellectual and 
the sensuous, is found in the theatre. Herein lies 
the justification for drama in the liberal arts 

The purpose of the drama program at Salem. 
College is not to prepare students for theatrical 
careers or even to nudge them in that direction. 
It strives rather to promote intellectual discipline 
through its academic courses, which can lead to a 
drama minor, and to offer experience through 
practice in the extra-cirricular productions of the 
Pierrette Players. 

These benefits, of course, are gained primarily 
by students actively engaged in the program, but 
the advantages are also offered, in at least one 

respect, to the entire campus community. The pro- 
ductions of the Pierrettes in no way attempt to 
provide a living theatre for the community, offer- 
ing a bill of "warmed-over" Broadway hits and 
"sure-fire" box offices successes. The plays are 
aimed toward presenting an idea of the broad and 
varied rang'e of dramatic literature. 

The plays selected in the past two years have 
included classical comedy and tragedy, Moliere's 
The Miser and Schiller's Mary Stuart; modern 
musical comedy, Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend; 
and a modern poetic tragedy. Fry's The Firstborn, 
to be presented this spring. 

Surely no case needs to be argued for the im- 
portant role that can and should be played by a 
theatre in a liberal arts college, for no one — not 
even the most "discriminating and thoughtful" — 
can escape the theatre in some form today. We 
must therefore strive to maintain a drama program 
that is itself "discriminating and thoughtful". 

Looking for "The Boy Friend" are a quartet of leading ladies: Colquitt Meacham of Atlanta, '62; Gwen Dicker- 
son of Virginia Beach, '60; Denny Broadhurst of Greensboro, '62, and Johanna Johnson of Raleigh, '62. 

— 15— 

The Choral Ensemble of Salem College . . .In Concert 


Produced and Recorded by Charles Brackbill, Jr. 
Transcribed by Columbia Records 

Sponsored by Alton Pfaff, Trustee of Salem College 

A long playing (33 1/3) recording of Sacred and Secular music was released by the Choral Ensemble on 
January 15, 1960. The disc includes twenty-four selections playing time is 50 minutes. 

Sacred Music — Side 1 

Gloria In Excblsis Deo, (J. S. Bach) 

Four Polish Carols, (Arr. C. H. Geer) 

A Christmas Carol, (Broeckx) 

I Will Make An Everlasting Covenant, (J. F. Peter) 
Geraldine Mcllroy, mezzo-soprano 

Lift Thine Eyes, (Mendelssolui-Bartholdy) 
The Chapel Singers 

HOSANNA, (Gregor) 

Adoramus Te, (Q. Gasparini) 

Pueri Habraeorum, (Randall Thompson) 

An Evening Prayer, (Moravian) 

Secular Music — Side 2 

Four Madrigals 
My Bonnie Lass, (T. Morley, Arr. Katherine Davis) 
Now Is The Month op Maying, (T. Morley) 
In These Delightful, Pleasant Groves, (H. Purcell) 
Sing We And Chant It, (T. Morley, Arr. Katherine Davis) 
My Lord, What A Morning, (H. T. Burligh) 
Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, (W. M. Dawson) 
When I Have Sung My Songs, (E. Charles) 
Harriet Tomlinson, '61, soprano 

Songs From The West Side Story x 

(Leonard Bernstein) -'' 

I Feel Pretty 

Somewhere (Meribeth Bunch, '60, soprano) 

One Hand, One Heart 


I Could Have Danced All Night, (Lemer-Lowe) 
Peggy Jones, '61, soprano solo 

One thousand records will be pressed. Three hundred are available immediately. 

Alumnae wishing to have a Salem Concert in your home. 

Price — $4.25 includes postage 

— 16— 

Calling All Alumnae 

Maggie May Robbins Jones, '22 
First Vice President of Alumnae Association 

The Alumnae Association, founded in 1878, will 
hold its 82nd Annual Meeting at Salem on May 28, 

During the years since its origin the Associa- 
tion has had a steady growth and has become a 
vital part of the College through its supporting 

The Alumnae Fund is the channel for our year- 
ly gifts to Salem and every truly interested alum- 
na should develop the habit of contributing regu- 
larly. No sum is too small in helping to increase 
our United Annual Gift to Alma Mater. 

The Purpose of the Association is quoted here — 
so that it may not be buried in the constitution, 
but alive and bearing fruit in the hearts and ac- 
tions of all alumnae who love Salem: 

"The Purpose shall be to foster among the 
alumnae a spirit of fellowship and service .... 
to interpret Salem College to the community in 
which they live .... to promote among the alum- 
nae a continuous, active interest in the progress 
and welfare of their Alma Mater . . . and to pro- 
vide an organization through which Salem Col- 
lege can continue to offer to its alumnae and 
students educational and cultural advantages." 

The Association is eager to widen the circle of 
Salem friendships by providing closer contacts 
among Salem girls of all ages and by creating in 
them a sustaining interest in Alma Mater and in 
each other. 

Mobilization of Alumnae in North Carolina 

As First Vice President of the Association, my 
duty is club organization and activity. A new plan 
to cultivate this spirit of fellowship and service is 
in the making. 

North Carolina has been divided into FOUR 
AREAS: North, South, East and West, with a 
Director appointed for each Area. Each Area has 
been divided into FOUR DISTRICTS, with a Chair- 
man appointed for each District. Thus, 4 Directors 
and 16 Chairmen make up a board of 20 officials 
to organize all alumnae in the State. The Directors 
are the supervisors and the chairmen are the 
■'public relations" committee. 

Clubs and Chapters 

The purpose is to develop more clubs in North 
Carolina than the present 14, some of which are 
operating more or less intermittently. (Any tovim 
having enough interested alumnae — ten or more — 

to sustain a club may register its desire for a club 
with the Alumnae Secretary at Salem and receive 
aid in organizing.) 

Chapters are to be formed of all alumnae in a 
county that has scattered alumnae in various 
towns, but not enough for a local town club. 
These chapers in time, we hope, will be able to 
develop into club status. 

A Chapter will consist of all alumnae in a spe- 
cific district. 

A Club will consist of all local alumnae in a spe- 
cific town. 

A Chapter will not interfere with clubs now or- 
ganized in its district. It will supplement the clubs 
by providing organized meeting in localities where 
there are too few alumnae to maintain regular 
clubs. Clubs are expected, however, to be identified 
with their District and Area, and to lend assistance 
and influence in plans and representation at their 
yearly District and Area meetings. 

The Chapter, like the Club, can render service 
to the College by: 

1) Keeping its community aware of Salem's 
position in education; 

2) Keeping high school students informed of 
the opportunities offered at Salem; 

3) Keeping the Association informed of alum- 
nae opinion in widely scattered areas. 

The new plan calls for one Area Meeting and 
one District Meeting a year. It will start in March, 
1960, with Area Meetings. See schedule printed 
on back cover. When your Area Director or Dis- 
trict Chairman invites you to attend, or asks for 
your assistance, I hope that you will gladly accept 
and feel that you are having a part in promoting 
this United Salem project. As alumnae, the re- 
sponsibility is ours to see that the plan develops 
with enthusiasm and good fellowship. 


The Alumnae Club is the closest link with Salem. 
It should be the strongest arm of our Alumnae 
Association. We are proud of the current clubs, 
but ambitious for greater activity in more local- 
ities. The Area pattern of a luncheon meeting once 
a year within a 50-mile radius is catching on, but 
no one person can can-y the ball single-handed. 
The plan requires teamwork to succeed. It can 
succeed — if we play the Salem game together — 
and I predict that you will have a good time as 
well as qualifying as a Good Sport. 


Class Notes 

'83 Gertrude Jenkins Howell 

x'90 Mottle Clarke Williamson 

'93 Minnie Hancock Hammer 

'96 Bessie Cromer Brugh 


1900 Mary Medearls Snipes 
x'I5 Edith Rogers Schriver 
x'16 Eunice Wilson Wilson 
x'26 Mary Lindsay Stafford 

'28 Frances Hoynes Camp 
x'30 Alice Harris Leonard 
'35 Josie Chose Ricks 

Qv3 In Memoriam 

Gertrude Jenkins Howell died Dec. 
29 in Wilmington, N. C. at age of 
92. She was the wife of the Rev. 
Andrew J. Howell, Presbyterian 
minister who died in 1947, and the 
mother of Laura Howell Norden, 
Salem '24. 

She was born in Salem of Moravian 
ancestory, as her mother was Mar- 
garet Clewell. Graduating- at Salem 
Academy in 1883, she returned for 
further study and received the first 
A.B. degree awarded by the school in 
1890. (She wrote an account of the 
first eight "Post Graduates" printed 
in the Fall, 1957 BULLETIN.) 

Many "firsts" marked her long- life. 
She was the first woman shorthand 
reporter in North Carolina, having 
reported a speech by Governor Fowle 
in 1888. She was the first president 
of the N. C. Sorosis and re-elected 
four times. Sorosis was the first wo- 
man's club in N. C. to become af- 
filiated with the General Federation 
of Woman's Clubs, and she was named 
"Pioneer Worker". 

Mrs. Howell was active in church 
work. She taught Sunday School for 
more than 70 years and served 
several times as president of local 
and Presbyterial women of the 

She held offices in DAR and UDC 
chapters, and won 14 prizes for es- 
says relating to the War Between the 
States. She also wrote many news- 
paper articles and several histories, 
included "The Women's Auxiliary of 
the Synod of North Carolina" 'and 
"North Carolina Sorosis". The latter 
was completed when she was 90. Her 
husband was also an historian and 

She is sui-vived by two daughters, 
Mrs. Eric Norden of Wilmington and 
Mrs. Charles Merchant of Lake Park 
Pla., and a son. Dr. Clewell Howell' 
of Ruxton, Md., also six grandchil- 
dren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Her devotion to Salem was con- 
stant and the many alumnae, young 
and old, who knew her remember her 
with pride and affection as a "First 
Lady" in the alumnae ranks. 

Mattie Clarke Williamson, x'90, 
died Aug. 24, 1959 in Danville, Va. 
Her 2-million estate was left to nieces 
and nephews and Episcopal institu- 

Ava Stroup Massenburg, '92, now 
in Houston, Texas, says she hears 
from Gray Warner Marshall and 
Mattie Woodell Jones. 

Narcessa Taylor MacLauchlin, '93, 
wrote from Mt. Vernon, N. Y., that 
arthritis keeps her on crutches. 'Tho 
out of touch with classmates, she re- 
members each one. She and Salem are 
sad over the death of Minnie Han- 
cock Hammer in Asheboro in Oct. 
1959. "Narcie" subscribed to the 
BULLETIN for Salem news. 

With the death of Cornelia Lein- 
bach in spring, 1959, Salem lost one 
of her most loyal alumnae. 

A business woman for years, she 
keep up with the class, gave gener- 
ously to Salem, and reminded class- 
mates to do likewise. 

Devoted to church, college and com- 
munity, she is greatly missed in 

Bessie Cromer Brugh's death in 
Nov. is another sad loss to the class. 

Bessie Wade McArthur, '99, says 
that when the Wades moved to Jack- 
sonville, Fla. in 1909, they brought 
with them red lycoris bulbs — which 
originally came from Salem campus 
— and many Florida gardens have 
this Salem flower. 

60th Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Who is coming to celebrate at 

We sadly report the July death of 
Mary Medearis Snipes, school teacher 
for many years. Her husband was 
head of Winston-Salem schools for 
a period. 

Our sympathy to her daughter, al- 
so a Salem graduate, '37, and to sis- 
ter Pearl Medearis Chreitzberg, '02, 
in Spartanburg. 

Annie Vest Russell 
3032 Rodman St., N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 

Your reporter is happy over news 
— 1 8— 

from 14 of our 22 living classmates, 
who are well or improved in health 
and in good spirits. 

May McMinn Houston had a Salem 
Christmas with a niece in W-S. She 
spends her summers in the mountains 
and winters in Florida. May is a 
childless widow, but blessed friends 
and a keen sense of humor. 

Susie Nunn Hines was saddened 
by the death of her brother George, 
who made possible her years at 
Salem. Her bachelor son Ed enjoyed 
a vacation in Calif, recently. Our 
love and sympathy, Susie. 

Grace Hanes Smith has a new ad- 
dress in High Point, 211 Louise St. 

Elizabeth Stipe Hester flew to 
Houston, Texas, for Christmas with 
her son's family. He is attorney for 
a big corporation there. Lizzie will 
attend the May graduation of her 
granddaughter from the Univ. of 

Pauline Sessoms Burckel and John 
still winter in Carmel, Calif., and 
enjoy summers in Keene Valley, N. 
Y., in the Adirondacks. We all love 
Pauline, who is so generous, modest, 
and charming. She writes: "I shall 
always be interested in Salem because 
of its wonderful history and the 
training I received during my four 
happy years there." This is the senti- 
ment of all of us! 

We would welcome news from 
Mary Bailey Wiley, Dephine Brown, 
May Follin Reiter, Louise Harper 
Pox, Bessie Hughes Wilson . . . and 
especially from long silent Adah Pet- 
way and Lita Young. 

0B3 Mary Louise Gkuneet 
Sl 612 S. Poplar St. 
Vj Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Reunion — May 28, 1960 

Let me know by May 1st if you 
are coming to Salem, so that plans 
may be made for our 55th Reunion. 
Happy New Year to all! 

Martha Poindexter 
P. O. Box 2223 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Louise Bahnson Haywood has 
turned her musical talent to compos- 
ing. She has composed two anthems. 
One, "Lead, Kindly Light", has been 
sung by the choir of Home Moravian 

The Alumiiae Fund Cuphoard is Distressingly Bare 

Church; the other is "These are 
They". Both are for mixed voices and 
will be published soon. Louise is 
studying composition at Salem. Her 
teacher is the daughter of Dr. 
Charles G. Vardell, Jr., Margaret V. 
Sandresky, whose husband followed 
Dr. Vardell as Dean of the School of 

Anna Chreitzberg continues to en- 
joy her work at the Barringer Hotel 
in Charlotte, and her apartment near- 

Laura Hairston Penn was a patient 
in the University Hospital in Char- 
lottesville in November. She is inter- 
ested in church, civic and club work 
— active in the DAR and UDC chap- 
ters in Martinsville. One of her sons 
has a new home nearby and she sees 
his family daily. 

Claudia Hanes Lashmit had not 
been too well, but continues her 
church work and housekeeping. 

Laurie Jones spent last summer 
visiting her brothers in Virginia and 
Georgia. She has an apartment in 
Salem and teaches piano in her home. 
Annie Mickey Singletary's hobby — 
since retirement from the staff of 
Centenary Methodist Church — is 
horticulture. Annie has a green thumb 
and raises flowers in her garden in 
summer and in the greenhouse in 

Lillian Miller Cox is active in 
church work and enjoys DAR and 
UDC. Her daughter, E. Sue Cox 
Shore, Salem '41, is president of the 
Alumnae Association. The Fall BUL- 
LETIN carried her attractive picture 
on the cover, and you can see why 
Lillian is a proud mother . . . She is 
also proud of her five grandchildren! 
Vivian Owens Noell of Memphis 
retired in May, 1959. She has enioyed 
visiting her family, but now hopes 
to find something to do with her lei- 
sure time. 

May Pierce James writes that she 
and her family are fine. She plans 
to visit W-S soon. 

Josephine Parris Reece's son, Ran- 
dolph, and wife flew from Zurich, 
Switzerland for Christmas. Since Mr. 
Reece's retirement from Reynolds 
Tobacco Co., he has been studying 
literature and psychology at Wake 
Forest College. 

Cleve Stafford Wharton and hus- 
band enjoyed their annual trip to 
Florida in January. 

Bess Speas Coghlan's doctor has 
arrested the arthritis that slowed her 
up last year. He advises her to keep 
active, so she and her husband travel 
some. Christmas was spent with their 
son. Major John E. Coghlan, at Fort 
■ Monmouth, N. J. 

Blossom Traxler Shepard replied 
in poetic form. She told of rheumatic 
pains — of 'huffing and puffing" 
when she climbs stairs, but ended 
"Still to greetings, I say, I'm fine, 
thank you, fine". We are glad she is 
"fine" — and such a poet! 

Etta Watson Wilson is studying 
art in Sarasota, Fla. She enjoyed 
trips to Nassau and Hendersonville, 
N. C. last summer. Her sister, 
Margery Wilson Brown, Salem '05, 
spends winters in Fla. with her. 

Your reporter spent some time in 
West Virginia in October. Girls, I 
was so pleased with your responses, 
which supplied all this news. My let- 
ter to Carrie Levy came back from 
Houston, Texas, marked "Deceased". 
I wrote the hotel, where she had her 
book shop for years, for confirmation 
details, but have not had an answer. 

Happy New Year and . . . 

Don't forget Salem's yearly Alum- 
nae Fund! 


Ella Lambeth Rankin 
(Mrs. W. W.) 
1011 Gloria Ave. 
Durham, N. C. 

Hattie Dewey wrote Grace Siewers 
that since LeMay's death, she had 
moved into an apt. at 607-A East 
Walnut St., Goldsboro. 

Ruth Brinkley Barr sent a card 
to Salem in Sept. saying she had been 
in Spokane, Wash, for three months 
with her second son. We think she is 
now in Norfolk, Va. with her older 

Virginia Keith Montgomery's Fund 
reminders have brought gifts to 
Salem from several. We wish that 
you would include news, which is al- 
ways welcomed. 

Mary P. Oliver 
Route #2, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Wish we could show you the pic- 
ture of Dr. Margery Lord riding her 
power lawn-mower which appeared 
in the Asheville Citizen in Aug. with 
a "Woman of the Week" story about 
her ... 42 years in medical work, 
and "free time" activities. 

Beulah Peters Carric 
143 Huntington Ave. 
Buflfalo 14, N. Y. 

50th Reunion— May 28, 1960 

In Dec. Grace Starbuck had the 
W-S girls to a luncheon to start re- 
union plans. Salem hopes to hear that 
100% will meet here in May. 

1_^ Mildred Harris Fuller 
']> (Mrs. E. E.) 

^ 104 Rectory St. 

Oxford, N. C. 

Happy New Year to all and thanks 
to those who replied to my request 
for news. 

Mamie Adams Murray visited rela- 
tives in Knoxville in Oct. She has 
two sons, and a little granddaughter 
named Felicia. The unmarried son is 
a musician and gave a concert in 
London in 1959. 

Gretchen Clement Woodward and 
husband had a lovely trip last sum- 
mer, motoring in the British Isles. 

Hilda Wall Penn writes: "The 
longer I stay at Ormond Beach, the 
better I like Florida. Last summer 
I visited my daughter, Hilda Penn 
Hines, in Greensboro and Mildred 
Harris Fuller in Oxford." 

Alice Witt Carmichael and Clarence 
spent Christmas in Maplewood, N. 
J., with daughter Alice and her 
family. Fannie B. Witt Rogers is 
having a winter vacation at Pompano 
Beach, Fla., with her sister Edith 
Vogler and family. 

Sadie Chesson Stevens says she is 
busier than ever keeping up with her 
six grandchildren. 

Lydia Lambeth Lambeth, who lives 
at the Presbyterian Home near High 
Point, enjoyed a Salem meeting of 
the High Point club this fall. 

Ruth Price Chandler of Raleigh 
has retired from her job with the 
city schools where she was audio 
visual chairman for ten years. Her 
husband has also retired. They are 
proud grandparents of nine grand- 
children. Ruth's hobby is growing 

As for Mildred Harris Fuller — I 
retired last June as school librarian. 
I was in S. C. for Thanksgiving and 
while there had an enjoyable visit 
with Mary McLeod Bethea Hardy in 
her lovely ancestral home near Dil- 
lon. The Christmas holidays found 
me in Fayetteville with my son, Capt. 
Elbert E. Puller and family. Bert is 
with the 82nd Air Borne Div., sta- 
tioned at Fort Bragg. He and Molly 
have two adorable little girls: Diane, 
3% and baby Elaine. 


Margaret Blair McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

On August 17th, our class suffered 
a severe loss in the death of Mary 
Horton Gregory. Mary was one of 
our most loyal and interested mem- 
bers. She was Vice-President during 
our Senior Year, and served twice 
as Class President, completing her 
second term last May. She lived in 
Winston-Salem until her marriage in 
1916, after which she made her home 
in Lancaster, S. C. Her husband died 
in 1957. 

We are thankful for our memories 
of Mary. We remember her sacrifi- 
cial devotion to the Welfare of Lan- 
caster County. We remember the high 
ideals and standards of her own life, 
and her tolerance and understanding 
toward the shortcomings of others. 
We remember her serenity and her 
unfailing cheerfulness and good hu- 
mor. We are better for having known 

Kate Eborn Cutting is still teach- 
ing. She wrote to Pat this summer, 
expressing appreciation for Pat's let- 
ter about Reunion. 

Maud Kerner Ring's two grand- 



Please Fill the Shelves By Doing Your Share! 

sons, children of her daughter Betsey, 
are spending the winter with Maud, 
and attending school in Kernersville. 
Maud is equally ready to help with 
homework or go to the circus, and 
is thoroughly enjoying her visitors. 

Mattie Lee Korner Wilson and 
daughter, Dr. Margaret Wilson, spent 
the summer in Europe. They had a 
delightful trip, but Mattie Lee 
brought a foreign germ home with 
her and spent some time in the hospi- 
tal in Raleigh. She has quite re- 
covered, now. 

A good letter from Mabel Lan- 
caster Glenn is dated Sept. 20th. She 
wrote, "I retired in June, 1959, after 
34 years of teaching. The last 20 
years, I was Principal of Westlawn 
School here in Fayetteville. I have 
two children, Mabel Lancaster 
Wester, who attended Salem and now 
lives at 2715 Easton Terrace, Lake- 
land, Florida, with her adorable four 
year old daughter, Sheryl Glenn 

My son. Bob Glenn, lives in George- 
town, South Carolina. His son. Bob 
II, is 18 months old. I have just re- 
turned from a visit to them. 

I am selling my house this week 
and will move to Lakeland, Florida. 
I will be with Mabel until I can find 
a house there. 

In Fayetteville, I have been a 
charter member of DAR, Haymount 
Methodist Church, Halcyon Book 
Club and Westlawn PTA and a mem- 
ber of: Woman's Club, UDC, and 
Executives' Club. I sang in the 
church choir for years. I have been 
on the Board for Crippled Children, 
a member of NEA — NCEA — Princi- 
pals of North Carolina, the Fayette- 
ville Garden Club and a Bridge Club. 

I have lived a full, active, civic life 
here, and have enjoyed it. I hate to 
leave but it will be exchanging 
"Friends for Family" at this stage 
of the game. 

The PTA presented me with a 
beautiful silver service in June, my 
teachers with silver candelabra, and 
the Garden, Book, and Bridge Cluba 
with silver." 

Mary Turner Willis broke her hip 
in June. After weeks in the hospital 
m Chapel Hill, she went to her 
daughter's home, and is there now. 
She is still taking therapeutic treat- 
ments, and is greatly improved. She 
hopes to go back to New Bern in the 

We have still found no addresses 
for Dorothy Hadley and Elizabeth 
Woodward Roberts. Can anyone help 

I S Blanche, Allen 
l^Q) 330 Irvin St., 

Reidsville, N. C. 

Reunion — May 28, I960 

Gi-eetings from your "volunteer' 

Correspondent. You can make me 
happy in our Reunion Year by send- 
ing news (before March 1st) to above 
address. I retired in 1955 from 37 
years of Government work and came 
home to Reidsville to be with Mother, 
who isn't very well. 

Here's news from the ten who 
answered out of 27 to whom I wrote. 

Marie Brietz Chambers: "Since my 
husband's tragic death in 1943, I 
have had a piano studio in my home. 
My daughter Ann attained her MA 
at UNC last summer and is teaching 
physical education at Winthrop Col- 
lege in Rock Hill, S. C. Son Jim is a 
junior at Guilford College." 

Lola Butner: "In December I ended 
37 years of commuting to work in 
W-S — and retired after 15 years as 
secretary at Pfaff's Paint 'Store. I 
am living with my brother in Betha- 
nia and enjoying house-keeping and 
time to do the simple, rewarding 
things like visiting with friends, and 
giving more time to the Primary 
children in our Bethania Sunday 
School, with whom I have worked 
since I left Salem." 

Ella Rae Carroll Trollinger lives 
with sister Edith in a new home on 
Morningside Dr., Burlington. She en- 
joys garden and book clubs and 
church work. 

Chloe Freeland Horsfield's husband 
was hospitalized this fall. We hope 
he has recovered by now. (He sends 
a generous gift to Salem each year 
endowing the Chloe Freeland Hors- 
field Fund for Faculty Salaries.) 

Cora Harris, landscape consultant 
and garden editor in Charlotte, has 
travelled, lectured and published ex- 
tensively and received many horticu- 
lural awards. 

Janie Johnston Gwyn's daughter 
has three little girls in Orange, Va. 
Her two sons are lawyers in Reids- 
ville, and Janie enjoys the five grand- 
children in her home town. 

Pauline P i n k s t o n wrote from 
Wadesboro: "I retired in 1948 after 
33 years of teaching, but have done 
lots of substitute work. My sister 
and I live in our old home and find 
plenty to do to keep us busy and 
happy ... I see Louise Ross Huntley 
often . . . Annie Efird Shankle, who 
has not been well, is at present in 
Wadesboro with her married daugh- 

Louise Ross Huntley: "George 
and I have two children, both mar- 
ried with families of their own. 
Robert, a doctor, married Anne Rod- 
well, Salem '51. He has been instruct- 
ing at Memorial Hospital in Chapel 
Hill, but returned to his practice in 
Warrenton in January . . . with their 
four children. Daughter Lou Coving- 
ton, (Salem '50) and Jack and their 
two live here. So you see I'm a Grand- 
ma six times! I am president of the 
women's society of our church, do 

—20 — 

some substitute high school teaching, 
and my housekeeping. I look forward 
to class news in the Bulletin and 
glad you are our reporter. Sister 
Virginia, '17, died in 1953 of virua 

Anne Tyson Jennette lives in 
Henderson, N. C. Son, Sidney Earle, 
Jr., married a charming Salem grad 
of '48, and lives in Orlando, Fla. 
The second son, a doctor, is a bone 
surgeon at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. 

Louise Vogler Dalton: "I'm busy 
keeping house for my husband, who 
retired a year ago. We are enjoying- 
doing things together. Last summer 
we visited Elizabeth Butner Rigsbee 
in Indiana, and took Grace Starbuck 
with us. I am busy with Home Church 
work and enjoy teaching a women's, 
Bible class. Also had a part in the 
June Moravian Festival and Seminar, 
(at Salem) of which Thor Johnson 
was Director. Had a happy day's 
visit in Wadesboro with Louise and 
Pauline. . . . Remember Emma 
Fischer, who was with our class two 
years? She came from Delaware for 
a summer visit with her daughter, 
who is the wife of a local Moravian 
imnister. Rev. Robert lobst. I'm look- 
ing forward to seeing classmates at 
Salem in May." 

Louise Williams Graves of Myrtle 
Beach, S. C. has two sons and' two 
g-i-andsons in Sumter; also three step- 
children and many step-grands liv- 
ing from Calif, to Florida. 

Edith Rogers' husband, T. C. 
Schriver of Knoxville, replied to my 
note to her with the sad news tha't 
Edith died suddently on Sept. 29th. 
He said: "I will appreciate some 
mention of Edith's death in the Bul- 
letin, so that some of her classmates 
may know . . . We were married 38 
years and had a wonderful life to- 
gether. I am completely lost without 
her. We have a fine son, 28, married 
and living in Knoxville, who is with 
Piedmont Airlines." 

(No Correspondent) 

Laura DeVane Plosser, in Berk- 
eley, again had Christmas in her 
home for the foreign students at the 
y. of Cahf. She wrote to Salem 
friends: "May the star of good for- 
tune shine upon you and may its re- 
flected glory light up the New Year 
in a glorious fashion." 


Betsy Bailey Eames 
(Mrs. Richard D.) 
38 Crescent St., 
Waterbury 10, Conn. 

The death of Clio Ogburn Sikes on 
Nov. 30th in Greensboro will sadden 
the class. She was seriously ill four 
months. Surviving are her husband- 
two sons. Dr. T. Edgar, Jr. of Greens- 
boro and Lyndon of Anchorage. 
Alaska; and a daughter, Rhea Gay- 

Do Right, Little Sahmite, Sit Do-ivn and Talc Stock 


nelle of Pittsburgh. Also three grand- 
children and three brothers. Clio's 
interest in Salem was lifelong. 

This is a personal tribute to Clio. 
I never knew her well, she being a 
day student and I, a boarder; but I 
have heard from her many times in 
the years we have been "out in the 
world". In various capacities — as 
class president, fund agent, reporter, 
etc., I made frequent requests of her, 
and to every one she gave a prompt 
and generous response. She was in- 
deed a loyal daughter of Salem and 
will be greatly missed. 

And now let's get caught up on our 
President, Rachel Luckenbach Hol- 
comb, who has had a busy year. Her 
husband has improved from his heart 
attack a year ago and they have been 
traveling — taking a trip last April 
to see daughter Patti and her four 
sons in Oklahoma. On the way home 
they stopped in Independence, Mo., 
and had a chat with ex-President 
Truman. In August they went to 
Pennsylvania, and in York visited 
her old home — the Moravian parson- 
age which her father built, and his 
church. In Bethlehem they attended 
services at the beautiful old Central 
Moravian Church and, in the old 
graveyard, found the grave of her 
ancestor, Adam Luckenbach — the first 
of that name to come to America 
from Germany — in 1730. One of 
Rachel's major interests is the United 
Nations, and she gives courses on 
it. She is hostess to many visiting 
foreigTiers, to whom she enjoys show- 
ing Salem and other places of in- 
terest in N. C. 

Hallie Allen Trotter writes: "We 
moved in August to Sarasota, Fla. 
(1646 Prospect St.), and enjoy our 
comfortable house and yard full of 
fruit and palm trees. Look me up if 
you come this way." 

Katherine Graham Howard and 
family went to Belgium in Sept. for 
the wedding of son Herbert to the 
charming Belgian girl, who is now 
a young matron in Washington, as 
Herbert is with the US Information 
Agency there. Salem will have Kath- 
erine as speaker for Friends of the 
Library meeting in February. 

Ruth Kapp closed the door of her 
classroom in the Old Town School 
in May, after 42 years of teaching 
which she describes as "a labor of 

Carrie Sherrod writes of her inter- 
est in the BULLETIN. She took the 
2-year domestic course and married 
in 1917. Her husband died in 1948. 
She has three sons — two in Enfield, 
and the third an instructor in the 
UNC dental clinic — and two grand- 

Well, here's 1960, so start the New 
Year right by getting out that check- 

book and sending your gift to Salem's 
Alumnae Fund! 


:\IARIE Crist Blackwood 
(Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 
1116 Briarcliff Road 
Greensboi-o, N. C. 

When in Tampa in July for a few 
hours I called Eleanor Gates Spark- 
man, but she was out. In Savannah 
I had a telephone visit with Belle 
Wooten McLaws. Tried to contact 
Lillian Stack Fort, but she was not 
at home. 

Helen Wood Beal and I went to 
Reidsville to see Evelyn, Blanche and 
Mrs. Allen. When Hallie came from 
Washington, they returned the visit. 
Evelyn has a part time job in the 
Reidsville Library. She is fascinated 
by her work and loves being sur- 
rounded by books. 

Olive Thomas Ogburn is busy with 
the four grandchildren. They usually 
take their vacation in the fall of the 
vear. She will remember the Alumnae 

Mary Feimster Owens visited Belle 
Lewter West at her summer home 
on Lake Erie. They visited china and 
antique shops in Canada, and the 
Ford Museum and Greenfield at Dear- 
born. Belle wrote of the wonderful 
time they had reminiscing together. 

Helen Long Follet spent the sum- 
mer in Bethel, Maine, with her favor- 
ite occupation — golf. She enjoys the 
Bulletin and news about the girls of 

Henrietta Wilson Holland's son 
graduated from high school and is 
in the Navy. She is teaching again 
in Forsyth County Schools. 

Our sympathy to Henrietta in the 
death of her sister Eunice, x'16, in 

Carmel Rothrock Hunter had a 
busy fall. In October she ended her 
term as president of the High Point 
Salem Club with a highly successful 
meeting ... In Nov. she was in 
Pahokee, Fla., and Roanoke, Va. (for 
VMI-VPI football game and a 
Hunter reunion). She spent Christ- 
mas in Sanford, Fla. with son Duval 
and his family. 

Your reporter went to Salem for 
the Candle Tea and Christmas Eve 
Lovefeast. Saw a number of W-S 
friends, which was such a pleasure. 
Happy New Year to all! 

Sympathy to Louise Cox Bowen, 
whose husband died this fall. Louise 
teaches piano at Salem. Her daugh- 
ter, a talented violinist, is in London 
with her doctor husband and little 
girl for a year. 

Reunion— May 28, I960 

The Alumnae Secretary must know 
by March 1st if the Class is to have 
a reunion. 

Sympathy to Lucy Estes Grimsley 
in the loss of her husband some 
months ago. Lucy lives on Rt. 1. 
Farmington, Ga., her daughter's 


(No Correspondent) 

Won't someone volunteer to be Cor- 
respondent ? 

Mary Darden Brewer is teaching 
40 children in Lutheran Church 
kindergarten in Rocky Mount. Guess 
she is practicing for her grandchild. 

Evelyn Thom Spach has the record 
number of grandchildren — we think. 

Ted Wolff Wilson is a continual 
bird of passage. After a Texas trip 
she took off for Alaska last summer. 
Her first grandchild has arrived in 
Raleigh, Thomas Loesch Wilson. 

2^^ Maggik May Robbins Jones 
nt (Mrs. Lyman C.) 
^ 1501 Beal St. 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 

New Year Greetings from your re- 

FLASH — Please write me your 
news — as we all want to hear the 

Sarah Lingle Garth's daughter and 
family have moved to Ann Arbor. 
Sarah and Bob have three grand- 
daughters. Sarah's daughter and 
Ruth Raub Stevens' son see each 
other often in Ann Arbor. 

Dr. Charlotte Mathewson Garden 
is one of three organists who planned 
the great organ being built for the 
Philharmonic Hall in New York's 
Lincoln Square Center of Arts. 

Helen Everett McWhorter's son has 
been stationed in Goldsboro with the 
air force. 

Thanks for Christmas greetings 
from Nina Sue Gill Williamson, Mil- 
dred Parrish Morgan, Gertrude Coble 
Johnson, Sarah Boren Jones, Viola 
Jenkins Wicker, Georgia Riddle 
Chamblee and Anna T. Archbell Gur- 
ganus. Only wish you had included 

Edith Hanes Smith 
(Mrs. Albert B.) 
Bo.\ 327 
Jonesboro, Ga. 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell continues 
to receive honors for leadership in 
educational affairs. In June she was 

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Dig That Checkbook and Write Your '•'John Hancock 

honored by a military ceremonial 
parade at Port Myer, Va. for her 
"valuable contribution to the army 
and the nation" as President of the 
Greater Washington Educational 
Television Assn. In December she 
was appointed to the Arlington 
County School Board, on which she 
previously served as chairman. 

Sympathy to Elizabeth Zachary 
Vog'ler in the death of her brother 
Woodford in Washington in August. 

Dorothy Kirk Dunn and Brenner 
were in Falls Church, Va., in Novem- 
ber to see their new grandson, Ed- 
mond Kirk Dunn, son of Elmer. They 
left Atlanta in January in January 
for a Caribbean Cruise. 

Bright McKemie Johnson and 
Frank were in Florida visiting rela- 
tives in November, spent Thanks- 
giving with brother Bill McKemie in 
Alabama, and were in Atlanta for 
the Tech-Georgia game on Novem- 
ber 28. They and their friends, the 
Raymond Ingletts, had dinner with 
Edith Hanes Smith and Albert after 
the game. 

Sally Tonilinson Sullivan writes 
that Roy is still a research chemist 
with Du Pont. Roy, Jr., graduate of 
U. of Pa., is commercial continuity 
Director of Radio Station WILM in 
Wilmington, Dela. Daughter Ann is 
a freshman at WCUNC in Greens- 
boro. Sally keeps up her interest in 
arts and crafts. 

Margaret Whitaker Home is rejoic- 
ing over her third grandchild, born 
to daughter Elizabeth on Dec. 10 
and named Margaret Cary Lutz. Her 
other daughter, Frances Avera, 
teaches at Salem's School of Music. 

Julia Hairston Gwynn's mother 
was in the hospital at Christmas 
time. We hope for her speedy re- 
covery from a heart attack. 

Katherine Denny Home's Kathe- 
rine was their only child at home for 
Christmas. Son Henry and wife and 
little boy. Win, were in Mebane, 
and daughter Graham stayed at 
Yale for research on her thesis. 

Agnes Pfohl Eller and husband 
commute from Washington, where 
Ernest is Director of Naval History, 
to Annapolis for long weekends. 
Their elder son Peter is in the Navy 
for three years and teaches at the 
Nuclear Power School in New Lon- 
don, Conn. He has given Agnes her 
first grandchild, Deborah, nine- 
month-old. Son John is in his sec- 
ond year at the Naval Academy. 

Mabel Pollock Law still teaches in 
Kinston and enjoys frequent visits 
from daughter Sara and her baby 
son Bayard. 

Estelle McCanless Haupert, Ray 
and their two younger boys, had a 

camping trip from Pennsylvania to 
the Canadian Rockies last summer. 

Harriet Uzzle Stretcher has joined 
the ranks of grandmothers. Rob3rt, 
Jr.'s. daughter, Lucia Ann, was born 
October 24. They live in Waynes- 
ville, too, and Harriet has a good 
chance to really enjoy her. George 
is a freshman at Chapel Hill and is 
in Edith Hanes Smith's son Albert's 
French class. 

Nettie Allen Thomas Voces 

'2 Zl < Mrs. Henry E. ) 

304 Kentucky Ave. 
Alexandria, Va. 

Adelaide Armfield Hunter's son, 
John v., Ill, is with the Greensboro 
law firm of McLendon, Brim, Holder- 
ness & Brooks. 

Eleanor Shaffner Guthrie has con- 
sented to served as Class President. 
Congratulations on her second grand- 
child — a girl. 

Nettie Allen Voges will continue 
as Correspondent ... so, send your 
news to her before March for next 
BULLETIN. NATV is a trustee of 
the National Capital Garden Club 
League, Inc., and on the Executive 
Board of the United Lutheran 
Church Women of the Maryland 

Dr. Sarah Herndon and three co- 
authors at Fla. State University are 
elated over their textbook — THE 
RARY LIFE, which was released on 
January 1st. The same group has 
signed a contract with Holt, Pub- 
lishers, to do Vol. I with tentative 
TION. She says "Since they want 
this for publication by fall 1961, it 
doesn't look as if I will have much 
leisure in 1960". . . . My church 
work includes the choir and circle — ■ 
for which I teach the monthly Bible 
lesson" . . . 

Pauline Turner Doughton spent 
Christmas in New York with son 
Tom, who is at West Point; then — 
with her two daughters — visited in 
Washington and saw Agnes Pfohl 
Eller, '23 and Nettie Allen. 

Sympathy to R h u e m e 1 1 Smoak 
Styers, whose husband was killed in 
an auto accident in Oct. Her son, a 
Lieut, in the US Army, is stationed 
in San Antonio. 

2 "E, p." Parker Roberts 

S (Mrs. B, W.) 
O* 1.503 W. Pettigrew St. 
Durham, N. C. 

Reunion — May 28, 1960 

Ella Aston Rhodes lives in Jackson- 
ville, Fla., since "Dusty's" retirement. 
The Navy son and family are also 
stationed there. Her sister, Peggy 
Aston Barker, spent the fall with 

them. . . . Flora Binder Jones' daugh- 
ter Nina, (17) is a freshman at Mt. 

Daisy Lee Glasgow returned to 
teaching in W-S after vacation visits 
in Boone and Blowing Rock and May- 
port, Fla. 

Sympathy to Polly Hawkins Hamil- 
ton, whose father died suddenly last 
summer. She and Gene enjoyed Alice ' 
and Theodore Rondthaler at Oera- 
coke. The two grandchildren, church, 
alumnae work, and Girl Scouts keeu 
Polly busy. Golf is still her favorite 

Kate Hunter G i n c a n o had her 
driver's license revoked and says 
walking is tiresome! She enjoyed a 
summer job as dietitian in N. Y. 
Psychiatric Institute. . . Mary Mc- 
Kelvie Fry vacationed again in Maine 
last summer. Daughter Eleanor will 
give her a third grandchild soon. Jef- 
ferson Hospital is one of Mary's civic 
interests in Phila. 

Elgie Nance Myer's married daugh- 
ter graduated from Salem last June. 
Her doctor son, resident at Baptist 
Hospital, will go to Charity Hospital 
in New Orleans for study in car- 

Elizabeth Rauhut learned to drive 
her new Pl.vmouth last summer. She 
is teaching for the eleventh year in 
Alamance County. 

Eleanor Tipton Royal had a 3- 
nionths visit from daughter Catherine 
and her four children, two of whom 
are twin girls (8 months). 

Ermine Baldwin Hampton, whose 
husband died in 1958, works in the 
State Archives in Raleigh. 

Mildred Collacott says she has been 
supporting hospitals since she had 
meningitis three years ago, and pneu- 
monia last summer. She sees Eliza- 
beth Baldridge Reiter, who is the 
wife of a N & W Ry. official in Cleve- 

Esther Efird Woods is the effici- 
ent manager of Old Salem's Com- 
munity Store. 

Cora Freeze is teaching in Moores- 
ville's junior high school as usual. 
As chairman of the recreation and 
civic planning council, she gives much 
time to Mooresville's recreational 

Thelma Hedgpeth Morton says that 
son Jimmy is completing engineerin.g 
at State College, after 4 years in the 
Air Force. Thelma is again teaching 
piano in local schools. 

Mary Holcomb Christian, a widow 
since 1958, is book-keeper for a Mt. 
Airy hardware store. One of her two 
sons is married and has 3 children 
in Charlotte. The younger is an en- 
sign, USN. 


Om Little Salemite, Loyal a?id True 

Nancy Lowe Williamson, 6th grade 
teacher in Mooresville, enjoys sum- 
mer and weekends all year at the 
Blowing Rock home she and her hus- 
band bought in 1956. 

Louise Stephens Forth is married 
to a pediatrician in Roanoke, Va. 
They have three fine boys and enjoy 
an interesting life. Her sister, Mary 
Stephens Hambrick, lives alone in 
Roxboro. She continues her late hus- 
band's tobacco business, and is busy 
with her home and flowers. 

Margaret Williford Carter had all 
seven of her grandchildren in Rocky 
Mount last summer. She and Don 
drove the four little Shakespeares 
back to daughter Margaret Shakes- 
peare's new home at Setauket, Long 
Island. Daughter Blake Elmore has 
three children in Raleigh. 

Mary Ogburn Blackburn had a 
Caribbean cruise last spring. . . 

Louise Woodard Pike has her three 
girls with her in Wilson. Lou, Jr. 
teaches and works on her MA ini 
night classes at ECC; Mary Hadley 
enjoys life, and Llewellyn is in high 

Harriet Sowder Sandorff reports 
that son William has two children 
and her daughter was married in 

Tabba Reynolds Warren and 
Charles recently flew from NYC to 
Los Angeles on a 707 jet in less than 
6 hours. They spent a week in Seattle, 
toured part of Oregon by car, en- 
joyed San Francisco and Santa 
Monica. Charlie had relatives at 
every stop, who entertained them de- 

Who knows Margaret Wellons 
Dufty's new address? 

Elizabeth Roop Bohlken wrote of 
a recovering from a serious auto ac- 
cident this fall. She is active in DAR, 
UDC and church in Bedford, Va., her 
new home. 

As for the Roberts — my doctor hus- 
band is recovering from a kidney 
operation, son Ben is in business, and 
Surry is a soph, at Carolina. 

Salem asks the Class to revive it- 
self and confirm addresses in pre- 
paration for reunion in 1961. Janice 
Warner Davidson was elected Presi- 
dent in 1951. 

Ethel Cox Cranford is Fervine a 
fourth year as president of the Wo- 
man's Society of the Western N. C. 
Methodist Conference. She is a past 
editor of the woman's page of the 
NC Christian Advocate, and for six 
years was secretary of promotion of 
the Thomasville Methodist District. 

Edith Palmer Matthews is presi- 
dent of her Literary Club in Baton 

Mary Lindsay Stafford's death in 
Jan. 1959 is reported by her sister. 


Ernestine Thies 
325 Hermitage Road 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 


What's happened to Margaret 
Hartsell's news reporting? 

Elinor Williamson Miller wrote 
from Palo Alto, Calif., of her two 
sons, and activities in church, Junior 
League, Children's Health Council. 
She is in touch with Elizabeth Bras- 
well Pearsell and Emily Jones Parker. 

Sara Bell Major's daughter is a 
happy Salem freshman. 

Ruth Pfohl Grams' Christmas 
cards are treasured keepsakes as 
they picture the growth of her two 
lovely daughters. Martha is a sopho- 
more at Whittier College and Ruthie 
a high school junior. Roy's Moravian, 
Church at Downey, California, is 
growing rapidly, and by next year 
they hope to be in the new parsonage 
back of the church. 

Frances Haynes Camp's death was 
reported to Salem by her daughter : 

"I am sorry to tell you that Mother 
passed away on April 8, 1958. It was 
very sudden and a terrible shock to 
us. I am her daughter, Mary Frances, 
a 15-year-old sohpomore in Forest 
City, N. C. May I wish you success 
in your alumnae program." 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

President Fritz F i r e y Adkins, 
please get busy with reunion plans. 

Mildred Fleming Councilor is a. 
member of the Alexandria, Va. Re- 
publican Committee, co-sponsor of 
the Junior Assembly, and chairman 
of Decatur House Garden Committee. 
With Nettie Allen Voges and eight 
others, she is developing the garden 
of this famous house, which now be- 
longs to the National Trust. 

Betty McCulloch Austin, of West 
Palm Beach, say her three daughters 
have given her five grandsons. Sh^ 
is busy with Nurses' Aide, music and 
French clubs, and church. Her Salem 
friends are Katherine Newell Hughey 
of Orlando, and Elizabeth Whitner 
Gallant, x31, now stationed abroad 
with her husband. 

Ruth Fogleman was named "In- 
surance Woman-of-the-Year when in- 
stalled as president of the W-S Assn. 
of Insurance Women, and presented 
with a silver tray. Ruth gave up 
teaching for insurance, and her 20 
years in business have been most suc- 
cessful. She is president of the Wo- 
men's Federation of the Pilot Moun- 
tain Baptist Assn., sings in her 
church choir and is Sunday School 

Violet Hampton's work, as super- 
visor of cafeterias for Woolworth 
stores, extends into Florida, from 
her Atlanta headquarters. 

Elizabeth Allen Armfield's daugh- 
ter, Sallie Millis, was married in 
Greensboro in Dec. to Donald C. Mc- 
Million of Charleston, W. Va. Sallie, 
a Salem Academy graduate, attended 
Sweet Briar, then UNC, where she 
took her degree and met Donald. 

Grace Martin Brandauer's Christ- 
mas letter from Indonesia tells of the 
62 fine young people in the Theologi- 
cal Seminary there. Her son Fred and 
wife are at Yale studying Far East- 
ern Languages, preparatory to for- 
eign mission service. 

Millicent Ward McKeithen's son 
Harold and wife are in Boston, while 
Harold does graduate work at the 
Harvard Divinity School. 


n) 1-4 Raleigh Apts., 
^ Raleigh, N. C. 

Carrie Braxton McAlister is hav- 
ing a "one-man" show at the Miami 
Museum of Modern Art this spring. 

Katherine Pfohl, Asst. Prof, of 
Music at W i n t h r o p College, gave 
several voice recitals recently. 

Martha D e L a n e y Watkins, of 
Boone, teaches sixth grade and is 
active in church and clubs. Her hus- 
band is professor of physical educ. 
and health at Appalachian College. 
They have two sons and a daughter. 

Mary Cummings Stockton's fourth 
grandchild was a girl, Kim Elizabeth 
Cummings, born Oct. 6th. 

Thanks to Dorothy Heidenreich for 
news: "Katy Thorp Ballard's hus- 
band, who teaches at Temple Univ. in 
Phila., last year ran for State Sena- 
tor from Montgomery Co., a predom- 
inantly Republican county — on tha 
democratic ticket. Altho' he did not 
win, both he and Katy enjoyed the 
campaign. Their four children, Jim, 
Betsy, Mary and Margaret are all in 


Can Influence Others — JVill It Be You? 

school. In addition to politics and 
family affairs, Katy finds time for 
substitute teaching- in 11th grade 
history and biology. What's more — 
she has no gray hairs . . . and a 
girlish figure!" 

"I went to Europe last spring on a 
5-week vacation . . . then to Salem 
for part of Commencement. Since I 
had to back at work in Rome, Ga. 
Monday morning, I missed seeing my 
niece, Mary Thaeler, receive her dip- 
loma and hearing' her father, my 
brother-in-law give the address." 

(Editor's note: Under General 
Electric's matching-contribution plan 
to colleges their employees give to, 
1933's total to the Alumnae Fund in- 
cluded $150 from Dorothy and GE. 
Salem hopes more alumnae work for 
GE and share in this joint-gift plan.) 

Dorothy flew back to Salem in 
June for the Moravian Music Festi- 
val and saw Nancy Ann Harris at 
every concert, and Josephine Walker 
Shaffner, who was on the Festival 

Rosalie Smith Liggett's husband 
Tom had another book, The Holloiv, 
published last fall by Holiday House. 

Carrington Holman Greene's hus- 
band is Town Manager of Black 
Mountain, N. C. Their daughters are 
19 and 15 now. She is in touch with 
Celeste Knoefel Clapp, 30, of Swan- 
nanoa and Laura Lunsford Emory, 
x38, of Durham. 

Ethel McMinn, married Robert 
Brown on July 5th. He is head of 
the department of medical photo- 
graphy at the Medical College of 
Charleston, S. C. They live at 64 
Sixth Ave. Ethel saw Kitty Brown 
Wolff, '34, in Montreal at a photo- 
grapher convention. 

VJI Vj* ( No Correspondent) 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

The editor's plea for a news re- 
porter from '35 brought this response 
from President Mary Penn Thaxton : 

"You labor so diligently for Salem 
that I know it's hard to understand 
how we, who love Salem too, can be 
so derelict in working for our Alma 
Mater. For years I was a faithful 
correspondent — sending out cards re- 
gularly, and, .just as regularly, re- 
ceiving few replies! 

"Then a series of major operations 
laid me low, and I was no good to 
anybody for a long time. . . Now my 
doctors say I must give up all out- 
side responsibility. There continues 
to be serious illness in our family, 
and I have the care of an aunt who 
is paralyzed and another, who is now 
home on furlough from a sanitorium. 
I do not have the time or energy to 

write my family postcards, much less 
my classmates . . . Some day I hope 
to make it up to Salem. 

Fanny Hill Norris would be an ex- 
cellent correspondent, as she keeps 
up with everybody. I hope that '35 
will elect new officers at reunion in 


Rachel Carroll Hines' Christmas 
ornaments, which she inade for Grace 
Church bazaar, were exquisite and 
just about put her in the professional 

Florence McCanless Fearrington's 
son Jay received an Angier Duke 
Scholarship and is at Duke Univ. 

Our deep sympathy to Margaret 
McLean Shepherd, whose mother died 
recently. Dr. John Downs saw the 
Shepherds in Georgia this fall. 

C o u r 1 1 a n d t Preston Creech's 
"Corky", a Converse freshman, made 
her debut at the Christmas Debutante 
Ball in W-S. 

This column is still in a fix . . . 
still no report from '36! 

The class will grieve to hear of 
the May 13th death of Bishop Ed- 
mund Schwarze, father of Margaret 
S. Kortz of Bethlehem, Pa. 

37 Diehl Alsbaugh 
(Mrs. J. R.) 
530B Glenwood Road 
Bethesda 14, Maryland 

Jane Crow taught first semester at 
U. of Maryland, and is now back at 
Cornell for continued study. 

Mary Hart Lancaster, husband and 
four children made an overnight stop 
in W-S in August. Mary paid a visit 
with Miss Lawrence in the Salem 
Home, which was a delight to Miss 

Jo Ritter Reynolds and Joe had a 
Sunday at Salem in Oct. enroute 
from Fla. back home to Endicott, N 

Sympathy to Mary Snipes Pearce 
in the loss of her mother in July. 

Anne Barnes, daughter of Helen 
Diehl Barnes, is a freshman at Mora- 
vian College in Bethlehem. 

Sarah Easterling Day's Tommy, 
12, is a Boy Scout and John, 8, is a 
Cub Scout. The boys are full of en- 
thusiasm for everything. 

Georgia Goodson Saunders', daugh- 
ter Gigi, a freshman at St. Mary's, 
made her debut at Christmas. 

Virginia Gough Hardwick's daugh- 
ter Susan graduated from Salem 
Academy in June and entered Marv 
Baldwin in Staunton. Virginia and 

family enjoyed their stay in Salem 
in June, especially seeing Dr. Minnie 
Smith. They visited Marianna Red- 
ding Weiler and husband in their 
lovely home en route to the beach in 
S. C. last summer. Virginia and 
James also have three boys. 

Your reporter had a fall vacation 
in Columbia, Missouri, with her 
younger sister and family, and spent 
Christmas in Winston-Salem with 

Please let me hear from all of you 
before March. 

Frances Alexander Floyd's eldest 
son went to the Scout Jamboree in 
New Mexico last summer. In addition, 
to three boys and a menagerie of pets, 
the Floyds have horses in their back ,.l 
yard, and enjoy riding the Oxford ] 

Dorothy Burnett Raymond was 
hostess to Raleigh Alumnae Club at 
her home outside the city. ■ 

Frank Carter Campbell recently 
changed from the Library of Congress- 
to the NYC Public Library. 

Josephine Gribbin Northrup'a 
daughter attends Salem Academy. 
The Northrups have moved to North 
Andover, Mass. 

Mary Woodruff Snead came from 
Denver, Colo., for a visit in W-S last 

Martha M'.'Nair Torno'.v 
(Mrs. W. H.) 
31.3 Prince St., 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

Most of this was sent to be in 
Sept. There was only ONE reply to 
55 letters I mailed in December! 

Helen Lanning Curry, who spent 
the summer at the beach, and is back 
in the old school grind. She located 
Virginia Taylor Calhoun in Wash- 
ington, D. C, where Roy is an in- 
structor at War College. 

Frances T u r n a g e Stillman has 
taken on a Methodist Youth Fellow- 
ship group in Ayden. 

Jessie Skinner Gaither spent the 
summer at Nags Head, after a trip 
to Indianapolis and St. Louis. Jesa 
is in the 9th grade and Julia in the 

Frances Watlington Wilson had a 
wonderful trip with her mother and 
daughter to South America. 

They visited her sister Ellen and 
husband. Frances sang the alto solos 
in "Messiah" again in Danville in 
Dec. She ran into Va. Bruce Davia 
Bradley on a shopping trip. Little 
Fran is a very good 5th grader now. 

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Gifts Are Needed ui Gold-Measure 

It was grand to run into Janice 
Raney in Charlotte in December. 

Mary Thomas Foster enjoyed a 
July visit at Pensacola with relatives. 

Evelyn McCarty Stark wired that 
son Bill is a junior at St. John's 
Country Day School, husband Bill is 
hard at work with American Herit- 
age Life Insurance Co., and she is 
busy as grounds chairman of Duval 
Medical Center and riding her Ten- 
nessee mare. 

McCarty is also working for her 
(brother John in his campaig-n for 
t governor of Florida. You Florida gals 
I be sure to vote for John. 

Glenn Griffin Alford sent a pic- 
ture and item for our class book. Her 
Cathy, 5, made the news when she 
called to "Daddy", Senator Dallas L. 
Alford, Jr., during a Senate meeting. 
Glenn divides her time between home 
and Raleigh. She saw Mary Louise 
Haywood Davis and husband. Sen. 
Archie Davis in Raleigh. 

I spent the summer hauling chil- 
dren to and from camp from the 
coast to the mountains. I did have 
two grand weeks at Montreat, where 
I ran into Edith McLean Barden. My 
"vacation" was four days at More- 
head on a "hen" house party — no 
children ! 

Annette Smith Chandler visited 
Salem recently. Her husband, an in- 
dustrial engineer, is a civilian at 
Brookley AFB in Mobile, Ala. They 
have 2 girls (who hope to come to 
Salem) and 2 small boys. Annette 
wanted news of her roommate, Emily 
Richardson Kellam . . . and so does 
Salem ! 

Annette McNeely Leight's sixth 
girl, redhaired Pegg-y, born July 10th, 
was the first of the seven children to 
claim Winston-Salem as birthplace. 
The six other little Leights were born 
in Turkey. Ed and the four older 
ones flew back to Izmir (and school) 
ahead of Annette and the three little 
ones. If the family keeps increasing, 
they should charter, or buy, a plane 
for traveling! 

Jane Alice Dtlling Todd 
(Mrs. J. Y.) 
1011 Woodland Drive, 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Elizabeth Carter Stahl, in Wades- 
boro, is a substitute teacher, grade 
mother (daughter, Anne Lynn, is 13) 
and ofRcsr in church auxiliary. 

Carolyn Creson Lichtenwanger is a 
kindergarten teacher. Brownie leader, 
and supt. of pre-school tots at her 
Presbyterian Church. Her husband 
is in the Music Division of the Li- 
brary of Congress. They have two 

Sara Harrison Hart has been lo- 
cated at 284 Beech Terrace, Wayne, 
N. J. She has one boy. 

Jane Kirk visited Salem this sum- 
mer and reported her third child and 
second son — John Nichols — now a big' 
boy of three. She loves living in 

Mary Jo Pearson Faw is active in 
church, PTA, hospital auxiliary and 
garden club in North Wilkesboro. She 
has a girl and a boy. 

Betsy Reece Reynolds has four 
girls ranging from 17 to 9. 

Betty Sanford Chapin writes: "I 
shall never forget those wonderful 
years at Salem. I would love to coma 
to reunion, but it is not possible." 
Her Jane is 16 and Robert is 13. 
Husband, Henry is a research metal- 
lurgist with American Brake Shoe 
Co. in Mahwah, N. J. 

Eleanor Sartin Moore's civic acti- 
vities are many in Atherton, Calif., 
in addition to a lively family of three 
girls and two boys. Her husband is 
president of Star Terminal Co. in 
San Francisco. 

Mattie May Reavis is chief dietitian 
at Anderson (S.C.) Hospital, and a 
past president of S. C. Dietitics Assn. 

Betty Taylor Summers, in Johnson 
City, 'Tenn., has a daughter who will 
be ready for college in 1961. 

dena YWCA — a big job, and very 
interesting, she says. 

Jane Tucker Moler and two chil- 
dren are in Germany with Col. Moler, 
who is director of personnel of the 
European Air Force. 


Marvel Campbell Shore 
(Mrs. A. T.) 
4002 Dogwood Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Muriel Brietz Rider and two girls 
spent the fall in W-S with her family, 
while Wendell was in Washington 
completing two books soon to be pub- 
lished. He is head of the music de- 
partment at the Univ. of Arizona. 
The family love their home in Phoe- 

Nell Kerns Waggoner is president 
of the W-S Club, the largest unit of 
Salem's alumnae. 

As regional director of the Junior 
League, Katherine King Bahnson 
supervises twelve cities in North and 
South Carolina. Husband Agnew's 
book, "The Stars Are Too High" has 
had fine reviews in the national press. 
Go buy yourself a copy and enjoy it. 

Betsy O'Brien Sherrill entertained 
E. Sue Cox Shore at a luncheon of 
Salem friends, after E. Sue had 
spoken to the Durham Club. 

Margaret Patterson Wade — when 
she and Charles were West last fall 
— saw Lee Rice Love and her family. 
Dr. Lee is still on the faculty of 

Clara Pou is Area Program Di- 
rector for Southeast Houston-Pasa- 


Marguerite Bettinger Walker 

(Mrs. J. J.) 

2306 Claridge Circle 

South Charleston, W. Va. 

"Fitzy" Jones' Christmas card came 
from Princeton, N. C, where she 
was helping her mother after her 
grandfather's death. Sorry to hear 
this news, Fitzy, but glad to know 
that you would be returning home to 
El Centro, Calif., for Christmas. 

Allene Harrison Taylor's card 
came from Rocky Mount with a pic- 
ture of her darling children. Woody 
and Elizabeth. 

Leila Johnston and brother Joe 
flew to Switzerland to spend Christ- 
mas with his two daughters, (15 and 
11) who are in school in Montreaux. 
They picked up Joe's car in Stuttgart 
and drove to a ski resort, then drove 
to Genoa and back to Geneva for a 
plane home. 

Alice Pureell is teaching public 
school music in Kannapolis and has 
some private pupils in piano. She 
saw Jennie Dye Bunch Poland in 
June, who "looked good with her 
Florida tan and almost silver hair". 

- It was a thrill to get an "unso- 
licited" card from Betsy Spach Ford. 
She said: "I can not only match your 
5-year record as Den Mother, but was 
Girl Scout leader for 4 years during 
the same time. And with Number 
Five just one year old, I can see long 
years of Cub Scouts and PTA ahead!" 

The rest of you are in disgrace for 
not answering my cards. Please, 
please, send your news before March 
1st — when next report is due at 
Salem ! 

Mary O'Keeffe Miller has bought 
a home in Raleigh (119 Pasquotank 
Drive) since Major Miller is ROTC 
instructor at State College. This 
news from Martha Bowman McKin- 

Melba Mackie Bowie has a fine 
baby boy, born April, 1959, in Ander- 
son, S. C. . . . Annette Chance Jones 
fourth child (2nd son) arrived Dec. 
10th in Alexandria, Va. 

Sympathy to the three McLean sis- 
ters—Edith, '39, Dorothy, '42, and 
Hallie, '47, who lost their mother re- 

Katherine Cress Goodman 
(Mrs. L. G.. Jr.) 
24 Pine Tree Road 
Salisbury, N. C. 

The summer was hectic for the 
Goodmans. L. G. headed the Kiwanis 


JFo?rt You, Little Salemite, Share Your Treasure? 

Health Camp in July, which had 42 
children with speech defects, and that 
required lots of planning, and de- 
layed our vacation until October. 

Lib Read Anderson's letter told the 
sad news of her father's death Aug. 
11th from a heart attack, just after 
he had retired to Plymouth, N. C. on 
Aug. first. The Andersons spent 
Christmas with her mother in Ply- 
mouth. They are now in New Hamp- 
shire, as her husband is stationed at 
Pease AFB. She reports that the 
children - two g'irls and a boy - are 
hale and hearty. 

Mary Lib Rand Lupton and Dr. 
L. stopped to see CoCo McKenzie 
Mui'phy in Salisbury when trans- 
porting- their boys from camp to 
their Birmingham home. 

Martha Sauvain Carter has two 
daughters and a son in Greensboro. 
Wilbur is an insurance executive. 

I have had a busy fall as president 
of the PTA, but happy over the suc- 
cess of our "Fall Frolic" which 
cleared $1,380! . . . and think my 
pride is justified! 

Doris Schaum Walston 
(Mrs. D. Stuart) 
1000 W. Nash St.. 
Wilson, N. C. 

A card from Erleen Lawson Wheel- 
ing told of summer school at William 
& Mary, then a family trip to Michi- 
gan and tour of Canada. 

Katy Love Lumpkin was chairman 
of W-S Christmas Toy Shop. 

Normie Tomlin Harris sent a new 
address: 509 Woodlawn Rd., Balti- 
more 10, Md. . . . but no news! 

4^ Mary Ellen Byrd Thatcher 
S (Mrs. W. B.) 

\J 2817 N. Thompson Rd., N. E. 
Atlanta 19, Ga. 

Reunion — May 28, 1960 

Editor reporting: Frances Crowell 
Watson — along with her check com- 
mented — "Here is a small token of 
my large affection for Salem". We 
wish more alumnae would follow her 
good example ... as '45's response to 
last year's Alumnae Fund was slight 
. . . only 13 remembering Salem ! 

Frances Jones Murph, John and 
the two children niovecl to Baton 
Rouge, La., and like the city very 
much. He is in the investment busi- 
ness. Frances asked for her Salem 
credits as she may study at LSU. 
"It is wonderful to live in a city with 
the State University on your door- 

Kathleen Phillips Richter moved 
this fall from New York to Charles- 
ton, S. C. (10 Ropemakers Lane). 
Jane Angus, '46 (Mrs. John D. 

White) and Elaine Loving, '47 (Mrs. 
H. H. Hix) are Salem contempories 

Adele Chase Seligman was in W-S 
a few hours the day of the Salem 
luncheon at Country Club, and Nell 
Denning brought her along — to the 
delight of friends. 

The Thatchers are busy building 
a house into which they expect to 
move in the spring. 

Fifteenth reunion plans should be 
made. Salem wants to hear from 
Mary Ellen and Hazel Watts, please. 

Elizabeth Willis White 
(Mrs. Eugene) 
184 W. Heffner St., 
Delaware, Ohio 

Doris Little Wilson's first daughter 
(third child) was born June 4, 1959. 

Effie Ruth Maxwell Pike's five 
keep things lively in Goldsboro. 

Nancy Ridenhour Dunford and B. 
C. are happily located in Concord 
(137 Beech St.), since B. C. became 
educational consultant for a music 
firm. He visits schools in three states, 
and Nancy teaches piano and directs 
a church junior choir. 

Hazel S 1 a w t e r Nading's lovely 
daughter (who looks just like her) 
attends Salem Academy. . . . Mary 
Jane Viera Means has a new home 
at 3040 Kinnamon Rd., W-S. . . . 
Martha Willard Brenton, who has 3 
girls and a boy, visited her W-S 
family in Nov., before moving to 341 
Willowbrook Dr., Mason City, Iowa. 
Dr. Harold, a heart specialist, has 
joined a clinic there. 


Eva Martin Bullock 

2838 Thornhill Rd., Apt. 23-A 

Birmingham 13, Ala. 

First to explain why you haven't 
heard more often from your Reporter 
— as soon as I finished the year of 
graduate study at Tulane, on June 
15 I came to Birmingham to begin 
my job with the Mental Health 
Center. Send your news to the above 
address and I'll promise to get it in 

Betty Bagby Balde has moved to 
35 Meadow Lane, Flemington, N. J. 
. . . Anne Barber Strickland (always 
on some Salem committee) is chair- 
man of Friends of the Library . . . 
Anne McGee Brown moved to Denver, 
Col. (2287 Olive St.) last March. 
Little Anne, 8, loves school. The 
Browns spent Easter with Peggy 
Page Smith Sams before the Sams 
moved to Atlanta, Ga. 

Grizzelle Etheridge Harris has been 
found in Roanoke Rapids, N. C. . . . 
Sympathy to Hallie McLean Parker, 
whose mother died in Nov. 

Mae Noble McPhail has moved to 
2421 Inverness, Charlotte . . . Joanne 
Swasey Foreman's new house was 
finished in time to have Christmas 
there. Son "Peter Paul" was the 
center of interest for Chuck's family, 
who spent Christmas with them. (The 
Foreman's address : Hanover Farms, 
RFD 1, Richmond, Va.) 

Congratulations to Carol Gregory 
Hodnett and Jim for Donna Kay, 
who arrived Sept. 2 in Dade City, 

Becky Clapp Ollington wrote 
Salem: "It's good to be back in the 
US after years of globe trotting. We 
are happily settled in Chapel (19 
Hamilton Road) and firmly anchored 
by Mark, II, who is a real charmer! 
At six months he's already trying to,^ 
play the piano and sing!" 


Marilyn Watson Massey 
4525 Wendover Lane 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Mary Billings Morris has new 
street address (508 Chicago St.) In 
Valparaiso, Ind., where Ernest has 
his own furniture store. They have 
three daughters. 

Also moved: 

Agnes Bowers Jenkins — 1983 Lang- 
ham Rd., Columbus 21, Ohio. . . Ann 1 
Carothers Barron to 689 Sedgewood, 
Rock Hill, S. C. . . . and Margaret 
Carter Shakespeare to Huyler Ct., 
Setauket, L. I., New York . . . Bev. 
Hancock Freeman to 1403 Edgedale i 
Dr., High Point. j 

Mary Davis Davidson succeeded 
Mary Bryant Newell as president of 
the Charlotte Club, which is the most 
active of all alumnae clubs. Write to 
them if you want to form a Salem 
club in your town! 

Margaret Fisher Scarborough gave 
up her job in order to devote more 
time to her daughter, now 7. They 
still live in W-S. 

B. J. Holleman Kelsey taught kin- 
dergarten and took a course in real 
estate before her 4th son was born , 
in June. 

Mary Helen James Jeanette moved I 
to Orlando, Fla. (617 Sweetbriar Rd.) ! 
last summer. . . . Sally Tarry White, 
lawyer Charles and the 2 children 
live in Warrenton, N. C. 

Barbara Ward Hall says: "Ellis 
will get a Master's de.gree in Bus. 
Administration at Syracuse U. in 
July (at the Army's expense). We 
hope we will be sent to Europe then. 
Judy is in 1st grade, Patt in kinder- 
garten, and Dana, 3, and Bud, one, 
are with me in our temporary Syra- 
cuse home." 

If some of this news sounds an- 


Too Manv Little Salc;?iitcs Hii-ve For 


cient, don't blame me or the publisher. 
Class Notes are the most expensive 
part of the Bulletin, thus at times 
they may be left out or shortened. 
If anyone has an idea how to publish 
the Bulletin without g'oins into the 
red, I know Miss Marsh will be glad 
to hear from you. 

Mary Bryant Newell was given a 
surprise birthday party last summer 
by Betty Wolfe Boyd, '49, at which 
Nancy Lutz Wood told of a grand 
i-eunion at West Point which she and 
Carver attended. 

Mary Wells Bunting- Andrews' 
third child, Joan Burton, was reported 
by Peggy Gray Sharp, who hopes 
traveling Salemites will stop to see 
the Sharps in Robersonville. 

Our sincerest sympathy to Fay 
Chambers Mills whose mother died 

Irene Dixon Burton writes of their 
baby, Irene Wimberly, who was born 
in May. She and Dick should now be 
moved to Owensboro, Ky. 

Marion Gaither Cline last March 
had a "fat, little doll with three 
chins who can do all sorts of things 
like turn over, sit up, wet constantly, 
speak German." 

Patsy Law, whose career is bank- 
ing, met Virginia Coburn and hus- 
band on a Bermuda cruise last year. 
Patsy hears from Marilyn Booth 
Greene, of Martha, 2, and husband 
Kenneth, who is doing child guidance 
work in Pittsburgh. 

Isabelle Leeper Taylor visited Salem 
last summer. She still teaches in 

Mary Jane McGee Vernon's second 
son, Gary McGee, arrived in August 
in Rocky Mount. 

Sal Mills Cooke and John had a 
trip to Europe this fall. Some of you 
saw the article they wrote about the 
trip for "The Charlotte Observer". 

Margaret Newman Stroupe wrote 
about her Ed, 9, and Margaret, 3. 
She says Fran Winslow Spillers ig 
moving to High Point. 

Jane Morris Saunier has three chil- 
dren in Alexandria, Va. Paul is as- 
sistant to a Richmond Congressman. 

Lib Price Wentz and I were next 
door to each other at Myrtle Beach 
last summer but did not discover it 
until a month later. She and Charlie 
had a trip to Colorado in the fall. 

Virginia Smith Royal, husband and 
three children are moving into a new 
home in Salemburg, N. C. She is 
President of the PTA and teaching 
Sunday School. 

girl in kindergarten and one in second 
grade in Lexington. 

Mary Stevens Whelchel and doctor 
husband live in Augusta, Ga. with 
their baby and French poodle. 

Virginia Summers Hinnant and 
Josh had a perfect Christmas gift — 
Bonnie Frances born December 10th. 

Kathryn Wagoner Koontz is Minis- 
ter of Music at St. John's Lutheran 
Church in Salisbury. She and her 
family have recently moved into and 
redecorated a new home. 

Amie Watkins Dixon (41 Lake 
View Dr., Henderson, N. C.) reports 
on 4 children and husband Dayton, 
who is sales manager of Carolina 
Bagging Co., a division of Textron, 


Jeanne Dungan Greear 
(Mrs. Calvin G.) 
503 Picadilly Circle 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Our sympathy to Sara Burts 
Gaines in the loss of her sister, Eliza- 
beth Jones, in July. 

Martha Brannock Waldron and son 
moved to Charlotte where she is 
teaching school this year. 

Nancy Wray White, Gib and three 
boys took a trip to Washington in 

Rachel Kepley Edmiston's husband, 
Ed, had the honor of coaching the 
All-Star Football Game in Greens- 

Joan Hassler Brown and Garnett 
Claiborne Martin spent a day with 
me in August. Joan brought her 
daughter and baby son, and Garnett 
brought her middle daughter. Sara 
Burts Gaines, and Bet Epps Pearson 
joined us for lunch. Bet moved her 
four boys into their new house re- 

Peggy Harrill Stanley's husband. 
Dr. Charles, has a new office in W- 
S and a new son, Kenton Harrill, 
born Sept. 27. 

Margaret McCall Copple took her 
son and daughter to spend the sum- 
mer in Salisbury while Lee worked 
on his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 
at Vanderbilt University. The de- 
gree and a third little Copple will be 
accomplished in May. 

Durrett McKennie Bortner and hus- 
band visited Salem last summer en- 
route to a new location (351 Chesa- 
peake Ave., Newport News, Va.) He 
is a psychologist and she, a social 

Getty Ann H o r t o n Hoke and 
family are happy in Greenville, N. C, 
where Dr. Harold practices medicine. 

Helen Spruill Brinkley has one Our sympathy to Garnett Claiborne 

Martin whose mother died December 

Thanks to Virginia Coburn Powell 
for news of Salem Girls in White- 
ville entertaining Dirtrict 10 of the 
Alumnae Association in November. 

Bet Epps Pearson, Tete and four 
boys moved into their new home in 
October at 2600 Pinewood Road, Gas- 

Jean Padgett Hart, Phil, and their 
son, 3, returned to the University of 
Richmond in September. They spent 
the past eight months in Edinburgh 
where Phil finished working on a 

Alice Hunsucker Latta's second 
child is a boy. Claire Craig Vines 
and husband are his Godparents. 
Claire and Vernon adopted an infant 
girl this fall. 

I was glad to hear from Candy 
Untiedt Hare that Andy returned 
from Okinawa November 17 and they 
will be stationed at Quantico. They 
plan to move in August. 

Eaton Seville Sherrill and Bill have 
bought a house around the corner 
from Lou Myatt Bell and Ed. 

I want to remind you that I am 
counting on your support in my job 
as correspondent for '49, so please 
let me hear from each of you soon! 

_- X Betty McBrayer Sasser 
K|1 ^ (Mrs. Charles E.) 
\J\jf 200 Park St. 

Morganton, N. C. 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Start working on 10th Reunion 
NOW. Write Miss Marsh and each 
other your plans. 

Mary Jane Hurt Littlejohn has 
bought a house at 3 Willow Lane, 
Cochituate, Mass. 

Liz Leland's Dec. letter to Miss 
Marsh is shared with '50: 

"Last winter when scouting in 
Washing-ton for a job I visited the 
Pinkston Placement Services and 
learned to my delight that Miss 
Pinkston is a Salem alumna! She 
heads one of the top employment 
agencies there. 

"In May, 59 I went to work in the 
editorial department of the National 
Geographic Society. I do research and 
answer requests for information that 
come in from all over the world. It's 
an interesting job, since it requires 
so much original research. 'The 
Society is a stimulating organization 
and I would be content to stay there 
for years — however, an overseas ap- 
plication, which I filed with the 
Government in 1958, has suddenly 
become active. 


To Put Their Dollars hi The Alutnnae Pot! 

"So, once again I'm about to give 
up a good job for the chance to 
travel again. This time I vnll be in 
Europe, probably Germany, and hope 
to leave this summer. If it should 
fall through, then I shall stay with 
the Society and be content vfith one 
summer (1961) in Europe as a tour- 
ist. In that case, I shall be at Salem 
for our tenth reunion." 

Liz tells us that Ruth Lenkoski 
Adams' daughter was born in Sept. 
in Venezuela. 

Also living abroad is Jean Starr 
Sills in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. 
In 1958 she gave up her teaching iob 
there to marry Jack, Okla. born-and- 
educated, who is with Standard Oil 
of N. J. Jean is stepmother to Bobby 
Sills, 5. 

We wish each of these alumnae 
would write articles for the BULLE- 

Carolyn Reid Turner and three 
children (David, born in '59) are set- 
tled at 5404 Foxwood Dr., Guilford 
College, N. C, since Clifton was 
transferred to Greensboro. 

Another Fla. address for Louise 
Stacy Reams: 989 64th Ave., S., St. 
Petersburg. . . a change for Sue 
Stowers Morrow to c/o Jefferson 
Standard Ins. Co., 2 Broad St 
Charleston, S. C. 

What's happened to Eula Mae Cain 
Snow and Mary Turner Rule? 

Helen Creamer Brown hopes to 
come in May . . . Carol Ann Daniels 
Grieser has a new address in Hunts- 
ville, Ala., and a new addition in 
March. We hope she'll meet us in 

Craig, Lynn and Nancy (new 
baby), whose picture came at Christ- 
mas, are adorable children of Carolvn 
Dunn and Joe Miller. Perhaps in 
May, Betsy Ann Evans Glenn (now 
in a new home in Kinston) will come 
with Carolyn to Winston. 

Lila Pretwell Albergotti adopted a 
little girl December, '58 to be with 
her two little boys. 

Mary Alice Hudson Boyd and 
Beverly Johnson Pritchard ought to 
make plans to come to Salem from 
Atlanta in May. 

Ann Louise Little.iohn joined her 
big sister Martha last April. We're 
so happy for Mary Jane Hurt and 
Jim Littlejohn. I know Mary Jane 
will see us at our tenth! 

Is Fran Isbell still working for a 
glass company in New York? 

"Cacky" Reid Turner saw Ann Lin- 
ville Burns last summer. Ann, a re- 

sident of Raleigh, looked quite gla- 
morous with a new hair-do. 

It was a pleasure last Summer to 
get together with Beverly Johnson 
Pritchard, Mary Anne Spillman Cov- 
ington, and Carolyn Reid Turner. 
Beverly, mother of two children now 
in school, was busy with PTA. Mary 
Anne, mother of two and mistress of 
three canines, has moved into a new 
house at Spray, N. C, where Jim 
works for Fieldcrest Mills. Carolyn, 
Cliff and their three, are moving to 
Charlotte, having lived in Greensboro 
for several months during the past 

Lyn Marshall Savage is in Pleas- 
antville, N. Y., with her three little 
Savages and husband. Jack. Lyn and 
Jack are planning to come to reunion, 
if all goes well. 

A train trio may be Connie 
Neamand Kick, Lyn and Mary Jane. 

Sue Stowers Morrow and Mike, 
have a threesome now. They have 
moved to Charleston, S. C. 

Louise Stacy Reams in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., says Hugh is busy with 
his law practice and she with home, 
church and PTA and two children. 
She hopes to see us in May. 

It was nice to hear from three 
x-50: Amy DeBusk Ford and Kent 
have remodeled a country place near 
Dyersburg, Tenn., and have plenty 
of room for their three little ones . . . 
Betty Pierce Buttermore passed 
through Atlanta and told Beverly she 
was now a school-marm and mother 
of two . . . Jane White Jones wrote 
from Randolph-Macon College where 
husband. Dr. Frank, is in the Educa- 
tion Department. She is the mother 
of two boys, seven and five. 

We hope that Claire Phelps Clark 
and Brad will come from Scarsdale, 

N. Y. 

Attention, All: Our Alumnae 
Fund's fiscal year has been changed. 
It now runs from July 1 through June 
30. Let's all remember Salem this re- 
union year with more contributions 
than ever before. 

Yours truly is busy chasing three 
little ones ! 

See you at Salem in May! 



'Mrs. C. G., Jr.) 
r.U Great Plain Ave. 
NeeHham 92, Mass. 

Mary Faith Carson is again study- 
ing at Union Theological Seminary 
in Richmond. 

Kenan Casteen Carpenter had a 
trip to Switzerland this fall. She left 
her mother and twin nieces there, as 
the little girls were to attend a school 
for the blind in Lausanne. 

Effie Chonis continues as a dieti- 
tian at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. ■ 
. . . Rosalyn Fogel Silvertein enjoys 
music club and junior assembly work ' 
in Anderson, S. C, where Phil has 
The Jewel Shop. Little Janis is five. 

Billie Greene Taft has three chil-' 
dren in Charlotte. . . . Jane Hart' 
Haisley moved to San Jose, Calif.,i 
when L. D. became sales supervisor 
of an oil company there. They have' 
a daughter. 

Ann Jenkins Anderson, of Tarboro,' 
has two sons. She enjoyed seeing 
Betty Griffin last spring. . . . Joan 
Kenyon Avera and Bill (an insurance - 
agent) have two children in Roslyn. 

Salem heard three times from'- 
Jane Krauss Marvin and Oscar thisv 
fall about the suffering in Nagoya ' 
caused by typhoon Vera. Salem stu-, 
dents and faculty sent 180 pounds of 
warm clothing and $150 for them to- 
distribute. The Marvins return this 
summer from their 3 years in Japan.; 
Jane and Dow, 5, commute by train, [ 
bus and foot to Canadian Academy, 
where Dow goes to kindergarten. ! 
While there Jane studies the Bible 
lesson she teaches twice a week to 
Academy juniors. 

Lee Rosenbloom Fritz wrote Miss 
Byrd: "Having you at nearby Har- , 
vard last summer was great fun for ] 
the Fritz family. Bill has been to 
Calif, twice recently, and I've been 
busy with the house we're building. 
While he was away, I drove to New 
Hampshire to purchase hardware for 
the house. That was my excuse. Act- 
ually I took to country roads and 
poked into antique shops . . . and re- 
flected on the Fritzgerald flapper 
generation of females — busy escaping 
from kitchen-garden-housewife exis- 
tence — and my generation, which 
seems to be returning to such occupa- 
tions. Here I am in Massachussetts 
sewing curtains and putting up re- 
lishes for some reason I don't really ] 
understand. Odd, isn't it?" ' 

Martha Scott Miller and Henry 
are back in W-S (335 Carolina 

Hope all of you have heeded Mary 
Lib Daniels Clever poem reminding 
you about 51 's gift to the Alumnae 
Fund, and have sent yours to Salem! 

After teaching since 1954, Joanne 
Dunn is working on M.A. at Un. of 
Ala. (all expenses paid — since she is 
a residence hall counselor.) 

Emily DuBose Biggam's fourth 
child was a third boy, Vincent Mark, 
born Aug. 18th. 

Clara Justice MacMillan gave her 
two girls a brother in August, 
"Robin". They have moved to Payet- 
teville (4201 Coventry Rd.), where 
Rob sells securities for Powell & Co. 


The Alunuiac Fin:d Cupboard is Distressi//^/v Biire 

Sybel Haskins Booth announces the 
arrival of James Cooper, born in 
October, and also a departure, as hus- 
band Pete left in January for fifteen, 
month's duty in Okinawa. Sybel and 
the three children are in Rocky 

Rosalyn Fogel Silverstein and Ann 
Spencer Cain also have new baby 
boys, born in Sept. and Dec. 

Betty Beal Stuart enjoys Green- 
ville, S. C, where Preston is with 
Daniel Construction Co. A new ad- 
dress for Anne Moseley Hardway is 
Laurinburg, N. C, where Hu^h is in 
the motel business. 

The "temporarily Yankee" Sea- 
1 brooks traveled south by train for 
Christmas with grandparents and 
friends — a nice but frantic trip! We 
came back to Boston for a white New 
Year in time for our children to en- 
joy their first real sledding and skat- 
ing. We tried it too and it's fun. No 
casualties yet! 

Jean Patton French 

5r% (Mrs. Robert T.) 
/r 86 Granger St., 
** Wollaston 70, Mass. 

First, we owe a debt of gratitude 
to Flossie Cole Donahoo for being 
correspondent for the past two years. 

Lou Davis Deal tells us of two boys, 
Michael, 3%, and Davis, 9 months. 
They have been back in Morganton 
two years. Ray is with Drexel Furni- 
ture Co. Lou says Martha Wolfe is 
teaching in Alexandria, Va. 

Mary Campbell and Peggy Bonner 
Smith and Kitty have dates with the 

William Henry Kern, IH, a blonde, 
blue-eyed charmer had a first birth- 
day in Feb. Dee's daughter, Mary 
Allen, was 4 in Oct. 

Carolyn Harris Webb and lawyer 
John live in Wilson. She says : "Mar- 
garet Thomas Bourne visited N. C. 
last summer from Berkeley, Calif., 
with her adorable little girl. Ann 
Sprinkle Clark came over from Green- 
ville and we had a grand time. Ann 
brought her two girls and boy — and 
all look exactly like Badger." 

A card from Lola Dawson Gillie- 
baard says Hank moved her and the 
two boys to Doolittle St., Houston, 
Texas. She promises a letter soon. 

I was delighted to hear from Bar- 
bara Cottrell Hancock. She and Bill 
have two children in nearby Grove- 
land, Mass., and we'll have a visit 
together soon. 

Sally Senter Council saw Blake 
Carter Elmore, Kitty Faucette, Kenny 
and Edna Wilkerson McCollum in 

Raleigh this fall. Blake has three 
children, Kitty two and Edna one. 
Sally added 'little Walter to her 
family last April. 

Beth Coursey Wilson and Marion 
Watson Acker are expecting about 

Carol Stortz Howells wrote from 
Allentown, Pa. that she and Paul 
have three children. They are busy 
starting a new church in a suburban 
area. She has seen Emily Warden 
Kornish (in Linden, N. J.) once. 

Our deepest sympathy to Anne 
Blackwell McEntee who lost both her 
mother and father last summer. (Her 
address: 1003 Christie Rd., Richmond, 

Phyllis Kelly Strickland and family 
have recently moved to Lexington, N. 

A card from Lisa Munk Wyatt says 
she's back in Pa. after living in 
Texas. Lisa and Ron have a son, 
Davy, 4. She is in touch with Celia 
Spilker Young. 

The Frenchs, I think, are settled 
for a while. Bob is with the Navy 
Area Audit Office in Boston, and we 
should be here until spring, 1962. We 
enjoyed our tour in Panama ; how- 
ever, I think I'll always appreciate 
the privilege of living in the USA 
more for the fact that we were over- 
seas for two years. Susie is in kinder- 
garten. She'll be six in April. 

The response to my cards at Christ- 
mas was grand. I hope those who 
haven't as yet had time to write will 
do so before March 1st, next Bulletin 

Best wishes for a happy and pros- 
perous 1960. 

Kitty Burrus Felts is in her new 
house on Paddington Lane, W-S. . . . 
Daisy Chonis became Mrs. Gregory 
J. Stathakis last May, and lives at 
417 Berkshore Rd., Charlotte. . . . 

Mary C. Craig Stromire writes: 
"Leon got his law degree in June and 
I my Master's in Elementary Educa- 
tion in Aug. from U. of Fla. We have 
moved to 6815 N. Atlantic Ave., Coca 
Beach, Fla., (6 miles from Capo 
Canaveral so have front row seat for 
missile launchings.") 

Martha Fitchett Ray was chairman 
of Danville's 1959 Debutantes and ia 
Ijusy with church, children's clinic, 
g-arden and music clubs. 

Jean Patton French is now in 
Boston area for 2 years. She offers 
to take over Class Notes so as to get 
back in touch with '52. (Address: 86 
Granger St., Wollaston 70, Mass.) 

Winifred Pfaff married James C. 

Queen last Aug. 15th. Both are com- 
pleting Master degrees in New Or- 
leans. (Address: 1216 Joseph St.) ... 

Sally Senter Council wrote in 
Sept. : "I sent Flossie an announce- 
ment of Walter Senter's birth — Apr. 
6, '59 — our second son and third child. 
Must have missed her deadline for 
news. Chris missed starting to school 
by 12 days — which will mean enter- 
ing Salem a year late, but she'll be 
there when the time comes! Eddy, 
4, lives and breathes COWBOYS! 
We are enjoying so much the home 
we built ourselves. . . . Teau Council 
Coppedge, '47 (my sister-in-law) had 
her third son and fifth child, Chris- 
topher Lews in May . . . Ticka Senter 
Morrow, '47 (my sister) and John 
are delighted over his promotion to 
asst. plant manager . . . Hope this 
will help Class Notes in the BUL- 

Julia Timberlake Bryant, despite 
two small girls, finds time to be 
leader of 4-H, and secy, of 4-H Adult 
Leaders Club in Hertford. 

Jane Watson Kelly and family are 
back in Atlanta (409 Golf View Rd., 

N. W.) 

Bobbie Lee Wilson moved her ci-owd 
to W-S, when James became an exe- 
cutive of Bocock-Stroud Co. . . . 
Margaret Mordecai is a "speculative 
artist" for R. H. Donnelly Corp. in 
Richmond . . . Ingrid Parmele's mar- 
ried name has finally been learned — • 
Mrs. J. W. McAden of Wilson, N. C. 
. . . Celia Spilker Young sent change 
of address: Davis Road, M. R., Hamil- 
ton Park, Ambler, Pa. . . . and said 
"Patricia Jo, born July 19, evens our 
score of 2 girls and 2 boys." . . . 
Jane Parker Smith's son, William, 
Jr. was born Aug. 17. William, Sr. 
is an attorney in (Joldsboro. 


Anne Simpson Clay 
(Mrs. Richard T.) 
Box 7177 Reynolda St., 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Fay Fuller Hoodock's second son, 
Keith, arrived Sept. 18. Her husband 
is an analyst, US Dept. of Defense, 
at Fort Meade, Md. 

Betty Lou Kipe Pfohl says she is 
a "self-employed piano teacher" and 
mother to Sarah, 5, and David, one 
plus . . . Sally Anne Knight Seabury, 
in Houston, Texas, also has two 
children. Douglas manages a grocery 

Emma Sue Larkins Loftin and her 
two boys are in Hillsboro, since Dal- 
ton — l!L.B. 59 — is an attorney there. 

Nell Phillips Bryan's Richmond ad- 
dress is needed. On release from 
Navy in January, Dr. Blair went in- 
to residency at Medical College of 
Va. for a year, moving Nell and the 
two girls from Florida. 

i I 


Please Fill the Shelves By Doing Your Share! 

Rose Ellen Bowen and daughter 
are in England for the year that Dr. 
Bowen is at the Children's Hospital 
in London. They enjoyed the Edin- 
borough Festival last fall. 

Harriet Hall Murrell, who married, 
in '58, works with the Family Ser- 
vice Society in New Orleans. 

Dr. Hadwig Stolwitzer married Dr. 
Jost Brockelmann last Easter and 
lives in Nurnberg, Germany. 


Connie Murry McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A., Jr.) 
506 Birchwood Drive 
High Point, N. C. 

Dr. Donald Hartzog, Jr., and wife 
have a daughter, born Thanksgiving 
Day in W-S. 

Joanne Moody Clark has recently 
moved to Durham — 806 Demerius St. 
. . . Ruth Mcllroy continues to teach 
in W-S. 

Joan Shope Bennett's daughter, 
Tracy, now a year old, is annovmced 
here. Mai is with the R. J. Reynolds 
Washington office, and the family 
now live at 1015 Martha's Lane, 
Falls Church, Va. 

Edith Tesch Vaughn and Sam are 
back in W-S after five years in Mora- 
vian mission work in Alaska. Their 
two daughters, born in Alaska, are 
darling little girls. 

Caroline Huntley Riddle and her 
three are in Chapel Hill, while Dr. 
R. does graduate work in child psy- 
chiatry . . . Eleanor Johnson Day 
has been found again — back in 
Niantic, Conn. Her husband is a 
naval architect. They have two boys 
. . . Marcie Zachary Rendleman and 
lawyer husband have two children in 

5P— , Emily Heard Moore 
»^ (Mrs. Jimmy H.) 

O' Route 3, Harbor Drive 

Hendersonville, Tennessee 

Reunion — May 28, 1960 

Plan now for 100% return to 
Salem. Confirm addresses there and 
send news to me. 

Jane Brown Pritchard and Bill had 
a daughter, Catherine Emerson, last 
July. Hope to see them when on to- 
bacco market in Tenn. Tinkie Millican, 
Crabtree and Charlie spent a night 
with us in July. Married life hasn't 
changed Tinkie at all; we talked 
about everyone of you. 

Phyllis Stinnett's address is un- 
known. Is Ann Edwards teaching in 

Sue Jones is again teaching in 
Charlotte, having resigned her field 
work for Queens College, as her 
father had a serious heart attack. 

She has an apt. at 200 N. Laurel Ave. 

Ernstine Kapp S t u d e r looked 
grand when she visited Salem last 
summer. She is deep in music in San 
Antonio, and enjoys flying with her 
husband who owns a plane. 

Jane Little Gibson and Bob have 
bought a home (2320 Vistamont Dr., 
Decatur, Ga.) Robbie is walking now. 

Bobbi Kuss Ward continues to 
teach at Packer Institute while Dr. 
Joe is on Roosevelt Hospital staff. 
Pat Marsh Sasser's husband is 
located in Goldsboro. 

Jackie Nielson Brasher and Norma 
Spikes Barrett met at Wrightsville 
Beach. Norma stays with her parents 
in Burlington when Russ is traveling. 

Helen Carole Watkins Thompson 
is busy with son Jack. She sees Emily 
Hall Bigger when she visits in Bel- 

R o s a n n e Worthington Pruneau 
came to Kinston for the birth of 
John Christopher — Sept. 8, and is 
now in Raleigh, where husband Jean, 
has located (2371 McMullan Circle.) 

Audrey Lindley Norwood says : 
"We moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. 
(6560— 5th Ave., South) after mv 
husband got his B.S. from NC State 
in May, '59 in heating and air condi- 
tioning. We have no children yet." 

Martha Shields Cartrette's son 
Robert was born Sept. 23 in W-S . . . 
Freda Siler is working on doctorate 
in science education at UNC . . . 
Address — Box 82, Carrboro, N. C. . . 
Betty Claire Warren Wilson's son, 
James, III, arrived May 26 in Rich- 

Jackie and my mother are my star 
reporters in Kinston, but I neeci news 
from you far away. The Moores' 
second child is expected in January. 

See you at Salem in May! 

The Moores' 1959 "tax exemption" 
did not arrive in time for this report. 
Our Christmas was a full one and we 
enjoyed the cards from many of you. 

Ann Lang Blackmon and Bob re- 
cently bought a home at 5535 Salerno 
Rd., Jacksonville 10, Fla., and Ann 
has been busy selecting paper, paint 
and draperies. 

Francine Pitts Moore's second son, 
Fred, arrived in Sept. She and the 
children are with her parents in 
Lydia, S. C, since the tragic death 
of her husband in June, 1959. Jim 
and I stopped to see her when vaca- 
tioning- in Oct. 

Jackie Nielsen Brasher had her 
third — Charles Nielsen — Oct. 19. The 
other little Brashers are Cathy, 3 and 
Donald, 2. 

The most exciting news is the mar- 
riage of Carolyn Watlington to Roy 
O. Fagan, Jr. on Oct. 4th. They live 
at 109 S. Reed St., Bel Air, Md. 

Marguerite Blanton York wrote 
that Mike is with a research firm 
and will write his thesis on the job. 
They had the newlywed Fagans as 
weekend guests, as they live only 60 
miles away. 

Carolyn Kneeburg Chappell (4 
Langley Place, Walker AFB, New 
Mexico) says: "Jim is in the Air 
Force for two years. Jim is the only 
pediatrician on the base, and a very 
busy person. I have met a friend of I 
Bessie Smith Radcliffe, who is mar-' 
ried to a pharmacist in Selma, Ala. 
We like the base and Roswell very 
much — but not for a career!" 

Pat Marsh Sasser is expecting a | 
second little one in April. 

Sara Outland DeLoache sent ai 
darling picture of Bayard, age one. 
They had a Salem get-together with 
Emily Hall Biggers and Bill, Rosanne , 
and Jean Pruneau, and Diantha 

Please resolve to have a share in 
the Alumnae Fund, in which 1955 
should do better, especially in this 
reunion year. 

Sara Eason is teaching 4th grade 
in Fayetteville this year . . . Sara 
Huff Tuck and Dr. Kenneth are at 
382 Via Hidalgo, Greenbrae, San 
Rafael, Calif. Daughter Kathryn 
Elaine arrived in August, 1959. 

Emily McCIure Doar and Tom are 
back in the Army: (3506-C Morton 
Rd., Fort McClellan, Ala.) In this 
setting she's taken to writing about 
"Misguided Missiles"! 

Nancy Milham Baucom's daughter, 
Cindy, was born June 8th. 

5^ Barbara Berry Paffe 
*-^ ( Mrs. Clement A., Jr. ) 
\j 705-B Chestnut St. 
High Point, N. C. 

Polly Larkins has consented to 
serve as Fund Agent until our Re- 
union in 1961, since Jane Langston 
Griffin, who was elected to this job, 
has been living abroad. Does anyone 
know her current address? 

Betty Boyd Tilson had a girl, Jane 
Tracie, on June 8 . . . Mary Rogers 
Morrow's Mary Harding came Aug. 

Rose Dickinson Harlow and Jona- 
than are in Gastonia. She is teaching. 

Suzanne DeLaney Leraoine lives in 
Appleton, Wisconsin. Bernard teaches 
music at Lawrence College there. 

Joanne Meilicke DeWitt and David 
have moved to Lafayette, Ind. (1124 


Do Right, Little Saletnlte, Sit Down and Take Stock 

S. 20th St.) . . . Betty Morrison 
Johnson are happily settled in Dunn, 
N. C, since Jim S'ot out of Army 
last August. Their daughter is "go- 
ing- on two". 

Mary Alice Ryals Acree (Box 933, 
DeLand, Fla.) had a girl in 1959 
and another child is on the way. Her 
husband is with Phillips 66 Oil Co. 

Betty Brunson is Mrs. Thomas R. 
Wolfe, Jr., address unknown. . . . 

Claire Chestnut Henley, after 3 
years in Chapel Hill, now lives in 
W-S ... Jo Cullifer was the Oct. 
bride of Newell W. Sapp, Jr., who 
is manager of Wachovia Bank in, 
Goldsboro . . . Peggy Hawkins Gris- 
wold has a new street address — 2224 
Rumson Rd., Raleigh. 


Kate Cobb 

6102M: Ocean Front 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Mary Avera is teaching in San 
Francisco . . . Madeline is on the 
music faculty of Howard College. 
Her address: 1113 Crest Ave., Bir- 
mingham 9, Ala. 

Ann Crenshaw Dunnagan is in 
Greenville, S. C. for a year whilo 
Harold is in training with Deering- 
Milliken (textiles). What did the 
Stork bring in Nov., Ann? 

Nancy Blum Wood is at 9258 Pinev 
Branch Rd., Silver Spring, Md., 
while Dr. Tom interns at Walter 
Reed Hospital . . . Joanne Glen was 
married Oct. 17 in NYC to Richard 
D. Meyer, a stock broker. They live 
at 209 E. 60th St., NYC. 

Margaret Hog'an Harris has been 
found at 351 S. Pope St., Athens, Ga. 
. . . Becky McCord King moved from 
Chicago to 8 Westminster Dr., Jack- 
sonville, N. C. 

Anne Miles Hussmann, now settled 
at 308 Rim Road, El Paso, has fallen 
in love with Texas — She and Tom 
are taking night courses at Texas 
Western College; she Spanish, he, 
Finance. They flew to S. C. in Jan- 
uary to visit her family. 

Celia Smith Bachelder moved in 
Jan. into a home of her own : 2324 
Mountain View Addition, Kingsport, 

Carolyn Miller Payne enjoys Reids- 
ville, where Dr. P. practices. They 
have a daughter, Melissa . . . Ellen 
Summerell is now a secretary with 
U. S. Steel Corp. in Charlotte. 

Harold Macon Dunnagan, Jr. ar- 
rived Dec. 4th. 

Pat Greene plans a spring or sum- 
mer wedding to Dan Rather of Bir- 
mingham, Ala. . . . Jean Stone mar- 

ried Branch Crawford on Feb. 26th 
in Greensboro. 

Sarah Johnson Durham got her 
Salem degree in June, 59 and is now 
studying law at Wake Forest. She 
has a son, Mike. 

Thrace Baker Shirley and Bob are 
in Swannsboro, N. C, as Bob is with 
the Marines at Camp Le.i'eune. 

Nancy Cockfield Harwell's daugh- 
ter, Jennie, arrived Dec. 17th. 

Sarah Vance is the organizer and 
teacher of the Moravian Kinder- 
garten in Kernersville. 

Mary Walton is studying medicine 
at the Med. College of Va. in Rich- 
mond. Her father has remarried. She 
says: "I can never be satisfied that 
I have had enough English, music, 
or the arts and humanities. And since 
deep in this scientifcally concentrated 
curriculum here, I am more convinced 
that my "pre-med" Salem course was 

Rachel Ray Wright is working" 
with the W-S Welfare Dept. 

Send your news to my new address 
above. I'm teaching again at Va. 


Miss Martha Jarvis 
1257 San Miguel Ave. 
Coral Gables, Fla. 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Babies in the headlines are: Anne 
Cameron, born Oct. 9 to Nancy 
Cridlebaugh Beard and Tom . . . 
William Scott, Aug. 11, son of Mamie 
Craig Bryant and Hugh . . . Law- 
rence, Jr., June arrival, son of Linda 
Chappel Hayes and Larry . . . Sandy, 
Oct. 10, second son of Dhu Jennett 
Johnston and Don . . . Katherine 
Clay, second child of Barbara Pace 
Doster and Tommy . . . Diana, born 
Nov. 14, to M. G. Rogers Bitter and 
Karl . . . and a daughter has .ioined 
the family of Charlton Rogers 
Breeden and Tommy. 

Others expecting in 1960 are: An- 
nis Ira Daley, Jane Bridges Fowler 
(she and Bill are at Fort Dix for 2 
years) . . . Anne Fordham, Baldridge 
. . . and NoUner Morrisett Watts. 

Judie Anderson Barrett tells us 
that Socie Hayotsian, who is working 
with the International Bank in Wash- 
ing-ton, visited her Labor Day week- 
end. Robert continues his studies at 
Russian Institute, Columbia. Socie 
was in Beirut last summer. 

Mary Archer Blount vacationed in 
Bermuda recently . . . Judy Golden 
Upchurch is in charge of WC Library 
reference room . . . Lynne Hamrick 
is enjoying NYC and her second year 
at Juilliard. 

Becky Hinkle Carmichael and David 
have moved to Vancouver, Wash. 
(8311 N.W. Fruit Valley Rd.) . . . 
Marybelle Horton Clark and Johnnyl 
are at 141 Mag-ruder, Walters Vil- 
lage, Camp Walters, Texas . . . 
Peggy Ingram Voigt is at 1133 Pitts- 
boro Rd., Chapel Hill, while Lanny 
is in med. school. 

Martha Lackey married Jay F. 
Frank Sept. 5. He is a senior in law 
at U. of Pa. Their address: 119 E. 
Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 

Amory Merritt continues study in 
Berkeley, Calif. . . . Our sympathy 
to Ellie Mitchell Bradsher on the 
death of her brother. 

Shirley Redlack is doing a fine job 
— and having a fine time — cultivat- 
ing students and making friends 
among the alumnae up and down the 

Barbara Rowland and mother are 
living- in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. . . . 
Jo Marie Smith is in San Francisco 
■ — ^taking French and modeling les- 

Nancy Walker is studying music 
at Syracuse U. this year . . . Curt 
Wrike Gramley and Diggs live at 832 
Welling-ton Dr., W-S. 

The Diggs Gramleys spent Christ- 
mas with the Bill Gramleys in St. 
Croix, West Indies. 

Susan Childs Yount and John are 
at 939 Caldwell Lane, Nashville. 
Tenn. . . . Sue Gregory is teaching 
in Burlington, N. C. . . . 

Kay Hannan married James Paul 
June 6, and is teaching 1st grade at 
the Marine Base where he is sta- 
tioned. (Address: 1611-A Sunken Rd., 
Fredericksburg, Va.) 

Terry Harmon and Barbara Mc- 
Mann are working in Washington . . . 
Marion Harris is working on M.A. in 
Gainesville, Fla. 

Malin Ehinger married Dr. Gunnai" 
Ohlson in Halmstad, Sweden, on Oct. 

Claudia Milham Cox — who taught 
in Raleig-h last year — moved to Dur- 
ham in January. Seth gets his <;ivil 
engineer's degree from Duke about 
the same time their baby arrives in 

5(r\ Marilyn Shull 
^ 9619 Byeforde Rd., 
-^ Kensington, Maryland 

December 19, was "the big day" for 
three of our class. Marian Neamand 
became Mrs. James N. Gilding; Jane 
Irby — Mrs. Richard 0. Grant; Noel 
Vossler — Mrs. Phillip Harris. They 
will be at Ft. Benning, Ga. first and 
be moving around as Phil serves 
Uncle Sam. 

-31 — 

Dig That Checkbook and Write Your ''John Hancock" 

The stork made three stops in 
December — to Mimi Burt, Betty 
Craig H o 1 c o m b , and Anne Howes 
Sprinkle — but not soon enough to 
make this News deadline. 

'59 kept the "aisle" busy during the 
summer: Ronnie Alvis became Mrs. 
Clay Swain . . . Carole Cole — Mrs. 
Reinhardt W. Martin. They visited 
his family in Germany and are now 
in Raleigh. Suzie Cabaniss Parabow 
acquired Salem's BA and Bill's 
"Mrs." in August after summer 
school at Queens. Gray Duncan, Mrs. 
Eugene Long, is in Durham while 
Gene is at Duke Med. School. Janet 
Garrison is Mrs. Herbert Pass. 
Herby's at N. C. State. Weezie Hill, 
now Mrs. Leighton Gunter, lives in 
Burlington, Ann Lee married a 
Methodist minister — Robert S. Bare- 
field. They are in Rolla, Mo., and 
Ann is teaching. Clarice Long became 
Mrs. Charles Vincent. She is teach- 
ing in Winston and will join her 
husband at U.N.C. after first semes- 
ter. Hila Moore became Mrs. Henry 
W. DeSaussure. Jerome — now Mrs. H. 
H. Newsome — is teaching and keep- 
ing house. MacQueen was their 
Thanksgiving guest. Lucinda Oliver 
became Mrs. Harold Denton and they 
are living in North Augusta, S. C. 
She teaches science in Jr. High and 
Harold is a nuclear physicist with 
DuPont. Rachel Rose became Mrs. 
Raymond T. Dent, Jr. in August. 
They are living in Spruce Pine, N. 
C. Betty Jon Satchwell, in Wilson, is 

Mrs. Richard Smith. Pat Shiflet mar- 
ried Joseph H. Eckerd and they are 
living in Charlotte. Camille — Mrs. 
Thomas A. Smith — is working at 
Forsyth Co. Dept. of Public Welfare 
while Alec finishes at W. F. Katie 
Teague married a Wilson bachelor — 
John Covington — this summer. Lynn 
Warren — now Mrs. George N. Toms 
— is in Durham. 

That adds up to 19 marriages this 
summer and fall. By simple arithme- 
tic — that leaves a few of us. 

Jane L. Patty, and Marcille are 
trying to keep their southern accents 
amid the New Yorkers, plus fighting 
the subway mobs at rush hour. Their 
apartment is visited by Salemites al- 
most every weekend. They offer any- 
one who wants to visit 9 sq. inches 
of their NY "suite." There were '59 
Alums in N.Y. Thanksgiving week- 
end. Eve and Mary came in from N. 
J., Margaret from Hudson, and yours 
truly from the "South". Jane L. is a 
secretary for Brick Presbyterian 
Church Nursery School. Patty is a 
secretary at NBC and Marcille has 
a job with Kelley Publishing — (guess 
what they publish?) — annuals! 

Ann Brinson is in Winston with 
LB.M. Sue Cooper, Jeanne S. and 
Margaret MacQueen are in Chapel 
Hill doing graduate work. Mary Jane 
loves Union Seminary in N. Y. and 
her heart is still with the Middies, 
Joan Milton is getting a masters in 
chemistry at Carolina. 

Frankie sailed for Germany Sep- 
tember 8 as a Fulbright Scholar. 
Dena spent the summer in Europe — 
mostly Greece. 

Shirley Hardy is with Ivey's in , 
Charlotte. Clayton is a case worker ■ 
with Charlotte's Dept. of Public Wel- 
fare. Winnie Merritt and her hus- { 
band are busy with their country j 
house in Ararat, Va, | 

Mary Francis Patrick is a Med. 
Tech. at Presbyterian Hospital in 
Charlotte, and Mary Thaeler is one 
at St. Luke's Hospital in Penna. 
Anne Pearce is a secretary for an 
insurance co. Joy Perkins is doing* 
medical illustrations at Duke Medical i 
Center. Erwin is at Moravian Music i 
Foundation, and still eating ancho- .' 
vies. Anthea is working for her ' 
father in Troy. Eve is with Ciba 
Pharmaceutical Co. in N. J. 

Susan Mclntyre r e sig n e d from i; 
teaching "rich children in" La Jolla, j 
Calif., to marry Lt. John C. Goodman t 
on Jan. 30th in Lumberton. He is. 
with the Air Force in Washington, 
D. C. area. 

Sorry I couldn't mention the rest 
of you but there was only space for 
part of us. So see you next issue! 
Send me address and name changes, 
wedding dates, and all about your- 
selves. Remember: 



From top to bottom: Sally Wood, Carolyn McLeod, Louise Adams, Lou Scales, Maid of Honor, 

Sally Townsend, May Queen, Beverly Wollny, Evelyn Vincent, Suzanne Drake, Anita Hatclner, 

Gay Austin, Ida Mae Jennings, Dot Grayson, Vicky Van Liere, Jette Seear. 


- THE ALUMNAE FUND 1959-60 - 

A Lament 

The slight, small trickle of money since July to January 
Is sad enough to call out Class Agent constabulary! 
If you would make us happy, gay and merry, 
Let your gifts flow into Salem's estuary! 

ONLY 360 Alumnae have returned their Yellow Envelopes 
mailed in October. The Fund total is so small we are 
ashamed to print the amount here. 

BE SURE to send your contribution when you return Ballot 
to Vote for Alumnae Trustee in February. 

If support is not forthcoming; 

THE ALUMNAE BULLETIN cannot be printed 

Our Alumnae Aid to Salem will be curtailed 


A Promise 

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EASTERN AREA in ROCKY MOUNT. One o'clock Luncheon 
Director, Mrs. W. Ivan Bissefte, Griffon, N. C. 


Disfricf 12, 

District 13, 

District 15, 

District 16, 

Mrs. J. Noel! Jones, 1103 N. Rhems St., Kinston 
Mrs. R. T. Simrell, 810 Eosfern Ave., Rocky Mount 
Miss Venetia Cox, 129 Harding St., Greenville 
Mrs. Granberry Tucker, 117 Blount St., Edenton 

MARCH 11, 1960 

SOUTHERN AREA in LUMBERTON. Twelve o'clock Luncheon at Pinecrest Country Club 

Director, Mrs. C. Morris Newell, 1400 Medford Dr., Charlotte 

District 5, Mrs. Basil M. Boyd, Jr., 1816 Maryland Ave., Charlotte 

District 9, Mrs. James M. Johnson, 400 W. Broad St., Dunn 

District 10, Mrs. Henry B. Wyche, Hollsboro 

District 11, Miss Mary Cline Warren, 512 Chestnut St., Wilmington 

MARCH 18, 1960 

NORTHERN AREA In DURHAM. One o'clock Luncheon 

Director, Mrs. R. Bruce White, Jr., 1522 Hermitage Court, Durham 

District 6, Mrs. J. B. Dunn, 2433 Greenbrier Rd., Winston-Salem 

District 7, Mrs. Bruce V. Darden, 606 McGee St., Graham, N. C. 

District 8, Mrs. J. Paul Frizzelle, Jr., 204 Pork Drive, Raleigh 

District 14, Mrs. Stephen S. Royster, Jr., 119 W. Front St., Oxford 

MARCH 25, 1960 WESTERN AREA in KINGS MOUNTAIN. One o'clock Luncheon at Women's Club 

Director, Mrs. W. L, Mouney, 704 W. Mountain St., Kings Mountain 

District 1) 
-^ and 2) Mrs. Robert H. Stretcher, Woynesville 

District 3 Mrs. J. Wesley Jones, Jr., 252 Davie Ave., Stofesville 
District 4 Mrs. G. Scott Wotson, Jr., 629 Third St., N. W., Hickory 

The Executive Board of the Alumnae Association urges every alumna to attend her Area meeting. If you do not receive a card of 
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Alumnae and Admissions 
An exciting picture 
Gazebos on Salem Square 
Vision, an inner light 
Alumn us/a 

The Wright Twins In Switzerland 

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Alumnae and admissions 

Alumnae IN admissions 

An exciting picture . . . education 

Gazebos on Salem Square 

In April: evaluation 

Vision ... is an inner light . . . 

Projects and progeny 

Alumnae in the news 

Salem a la mode 

The next 16 pages 

February graduates 

Aiumn us/o 

Alumnae Fund Report 

Alumnae Day 

Class notes 

Area plan for North Carolina 

Calendar and commencement plans 












Back cover 

Amendments for Vote at Annual Meeting 

The Executive Board at Feb. 22 meeting agreed 
that the Area Directors, concerned with organizing 
Alumnae Chapters in their districts, should be mem- 
bers of the Executive Board. 

A vote at May 28 Annual Meeting will be taken 
on amending the following articles to include the 
underlined additions: 

Constitution, Article IV, Section 2, 
The Executive Board 

These seven officers, together with the chair- 
man of standing committees, the presidents of 
registered alumnae clubs, the area directors, 
the three Alumnae Trustees and the past presi- 
dent of the Association shall constitute the 
Executive Board. 

By-Laws, Article III, Section 2, 
Duties of Officers 

The first vice-president, in the absence or 
disability of the president or at her request, 
shall assume the duties of the president. She 
shall have charge of the development of 
alumnae clubs and chapters and serve as chair- 
man of area directors. She shall file an annual 
report of the activities of clubs and chapters 
with the Alumnae Secretary. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

SPRING, 1960 
Vol. 11, No. 3 

Leiia Graham Marsh, '19 Virtie Stroup, '47 


An Alumna: 

Edith A. Kirkland, 
'31, Director of 

CALEM HAS A GREAT number of unpaid em- 
ployees on its staff — all alumnae. 
These volunteers serve Salem in many ways. 

The person most aware of these workers is, her- 
self, an alumna, Edith A. Kirkland, '31, director 
of admissions. As a student-prominent in campus 
affairs she carried the ball in her college years, but 
no crystal ball disclosed that in time hers would 
be a major responsibility in selecting future "teams" 
of Salem students. 

She receives letters daily from alumnae who 
want information on entrance requirements to give 
to prospective students, whom they have interested 
in Salem. 

Increasing applications have resulted in upgrad- 
ing entrance requirements, which is in line with 
Salem's continuous program of academic improve- 


Miss Kirkland lists some suggestions to help 
alumnae in their "interest-students-in-Salem" pro- 

— Urge the girl to investigate the college early 
in her high school years so that she can find 
out what units and grades are necessary. 

— Don't go "overboard", unless there is proof of 
acceptable academic ability, but rather, present 
Salem in general terms to the student. Empha- 
size that at Salem — as at all good colleges — 
the applicant is judged on the quality of her 
over-all high school record, her College Board 
scores, her rank in class, and her recommenda- 
tions both academic and personal. 

— Send the name and address of the prospective 
student to the Admissions Office, or suggest 
that she write for the descriptive material 
available. Let the Admissions Office take over 
from there. 

— Invite prospective students to specially planned 
alumnae get-togethers to which representatives 
of the college are also invited. 

Selecting students is not merely skimming the 
academic cream from the top of the list of appli- 
cants. Personal qualifications are extremely im- 
portant. The potential contribution the student 
might make to campus life is another quality point, 
as the admissions committee is equally interested 
in enrolling students who meet the traditional stand- 
ards which have given Salem the reputation she 
has enjoyed for 188 years. 

President Gramley says: "The new admissions 
office has improved upon and refined procedures 
and services in this increasingly important area of 
Salem's program. The College must continue to be 
selective in acceptance of students. Our view is 
that it is dishonest to admit students who cannot 
do acceptable work at Salem. In a real sense, to 
accept a girl whose credentials indicate she will not 
succeed is to take her parents' money under false 
pretenses. If we should accept such a student, we 
would be denying to an abler student — whom we 
would thus have to reject — the opportunity to bene- 
fit from the challenge at Salem and to contribute 
to the quality of life on campus." 

— I- 


And there is a group of employees at Salem — 
they number four — who get paid. They, also, are 
alumnae. These are the staff members in the Ad- 
missions Office, working with Miss Kirkland. 

Two are assistants and two are secretaries: Alice 
McNeely Herring, '54, Shirley Redlack, '58, Virginia 
Brandon, x'26, and Judy Graham Davis, '57. 

How does it feel to be working for and promoting 
their alma mater? 

Alice and Shirley concurred: "As traveling sales- 
women from September to March we invade high 
schools in towns, cities and crossroads in ten or 
more states to spread the good word about Salem. 
We must admit that after the involved explanation 
of national testing programs such as CEEB, SAT, 
SCAT, STEP, ACT, etc., we are glad that we sought 
admission to Salem when we did — especially in 
view of the competition and requirements for get- 
ting into a good college today!" 

All of their work is not on the road. "We spend 
many hours touring the campus with inquisitive 
high school girls and their parents." In the office 
they are busy preparing application folders for the 
admissions committee to read, writing follow-up 
correspondence to students and guidance counselors, 
sending out reference letters, checking and re-check- 
ing the applicants' credentials. 

And the secretaries? Virginia rhythmically 
answered: "Letters, we get letters, we get lots and 
lots of letters : 'Dear Miss Kirkland, will you be so 
kind . . . please send me a catalogue and drop me 
a line.' " 



Along with replies to inquiries, they send out 
many letters asking for more information needed 
to complete the applicant's credentials. 

At times a rewarding letter is received: "Dear 
Dr. Gramley, I am enclosing my check for $100 to 
the Alumnae Fund. Will you have information sent 
to my niece? I shall never forget the wonderful 
years I spent at Salem." 

The admissions office also has its Girl Friday 
-Judy. She takes dictation, records College Board 
scores, ties up catalogues, acknowledges applica- 
tions, acts as receptionist, directs misguided 
delivery men, passes around the aspirin bottle, 
finds matches for Miss Byrd whose office is near- 
by, giggles at faculty jokes, checks completed ap- 
plications, and types . . . types . . . types. 

This is one office that fully appreciates both sides 
of the picture. As alumnae they know of what they 
speak and also their zeal for Salem's goals is un- 

The Staff 

From left — Judy Gra- 
ham Davis, '57; Vir- 
ginia Brandon, x'26; 
AHce McNeely Her- 
ring, '54, and Shirley 
Redlack, '58. 


exciting picture . . . education 

PDUCATION PRESENTS AN exciting- picture. 
When Dr. Ivy Hixson, academic dean at Salem 
College, spoke to alumnae in Durham in February, 
she shared this excitement by reviewing the pro- 
gress being made at Salem. 

To keep in step with the ever changing picture 
of education, colleges must be alei'ted to change and 
endowed with vision. Some of the new developments, 
as touched on by Dr. Hixson, are listed here. 

In North Carolina, as elsewhere, everyone is 
concerned with education. Foundations are estab- 
lishing more scholarships. Industry is giving con- 
tributions. The government has stepped in with its 
student loan program. 

There is academic excitment on all levels in educa- 
tion. In elementary schools foreign languages are 
being offered and the gifted child is getting added 
attention. On the high school level advanced place- 
ment tests are being given, the program of science 
and mathematics is being revolutionized, and tele- 
vision teaching is reaching a larger audience. At 
the colleges, early admission decisions are in effect, 
honors programs are being established and inde- 
pendent study plans are being suggested. 

Prospective college students, realizing the com- 
petition for admission to college, are applying' 
earlier, and admission programs are being revamped 
to provide earlier candidate selection following a 
more thorough program testing. 

Taking a look 

Accompanying this acceleration in educational 
standards, colleges are taking a good look at them- 
selves. Salem, as well as other colleges in the 
Southern Association of Colleges, wants to know 
where it is going and what it is doing to meet the 
ever changing program of standards. A re-evalua- 
tion study is in motion on the campus now. The 
college will be visited April 3-6 by a committee on 

One of Salem's newest steps is promoting ad- 
vanced study for its graduates. This year Salem 
became affiliated with Duke University in a fifth- 
year study plan. Under the Duke program a student 
completes a 15-month period of work for which she 
receives a Master of Arts in teaching, and a teach- 
ing certificate (if she did not earn this in under- 
graduate work) ; completes practice teaching and is 
paid for a part of the teaching program. About 
10% of Salem's graduates go into graduate or 

professional study, which is above the national 

The Asian Study Program, made possible by the 
Babcock Foundation, is a cooperative project for 
Salem, Wake Forest and Winston-Salem Teachers' 
College, all located in Winston-Salem. This pro- 
gram provides for a professor in residence (pro- 
bably on Wake Forest campus) who will teach 
courses at all three institutions. The plan permits 
each college to offer a program that could not be 
offered independently. 

Salem is very much interested in the possible 
development of a Piedmont College Center. Such a 
center would enable colleges in this area to share 
facilities and enter a cooperative enterprise. Head- 
quarters will probably be established in Greensboro. 
The Center, similar to the one operating in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, will consider plans for joint spon- 
sorship of speakers, emphasis programs, visiting- 
professors, etc. 

Summer study 

Summer study is encouraged among the Salem 
faculty and students. Last summer some of the 
faculty received government grants, especially in 
the sciences, while others pursued advanced study 
on their own. Salem feels that the student who 
utilizes the summer months in study keeps a more 
active and inquiring mind. 

Major departments are being strengthened. New 
instructors are being secured — in science, philosophy 
and mathematics. 

Salem transferred in 1958-59 to the quality point 
system (instead of the merit plan in credits), a 
more universal plan among colleges. Courses are 
being reviewed and committees are giving parti- 
cular attention to Honors programs, the Senior 
Seminars and Comprehensives. Recent changes in 
basic requirements include deletion of the course 
in hygiene and requii-ement of a hygiene proficiency 
examination. The requirement in physical education 
has been reduced to two years. 

Standards also are being evaluated and upgraded 
as necessary. Each year a more strongly prepared 
high school student should be graduated. Therefore, 
it is necessary for the colleges to meet this new- 
level student and to teach her accordingly. Through 
advanced placement programs the needs of the 
freshman can be perceived and more careful place- 
ment of the student in college classes can be pro- 

— 3- 




by Dr. Inzer Byers 

A recent movie featuring Debbie Reynolds and 
Glenn Ford revived the word "gazebo" — a summer- 
house — and left the viewer with the thought "What 
is a home without a gazebo?" 

The same question might be raised about a col- 
lege campus. The arboretum at Chapel Hill might 
be a gazebo of sorts. At Randolph-Macon Woman's 
College, the gazebo is called "Engagement Tower." 

"Are there any gazebos on Salem Square?" 

Physically "no." If one's college has no physical 
gazebo, there is always the possibility that one may 
be able to turn one's education into a sort of 
gazebo, a summerhouse in which to dally away four 
years of college until the real business of life be- 
gins. Without any investment other than the pay- 
ment of college fees, a student may embark on the 
building of her own private gazebo. 

The more obvious forms of such gazebo building 
are no great problem to a college. It is the dis- 
guised forms of gazebo building that are the real 
danger to the life of the college. The signs of their 
existence are many. It may be the plaintive cry of 
the freshman; "I don't want to stay in this course. 
You have to think." From the sorrowful sophomore 
or the jaundiced junior, it may be the bitter vow: 
"Five term papers a semester. It's time I had a crip 
course." From the weary senior, it is probably the 
advice "Play it cool. Take things you already know 
you can pass, preferably all meeting Monday, Wed- 
nesday and Friday at 10 and 11 a.m." 

What this sort of gazebo building involves is not 
an outright rejection of education, but a perilous 
discrimination in the kind of education that is ac- 

In opposition to this concept of education ... is 
the concept of education as a venture in independ- 
ent study — education in the hands of the individ- 
ual student. 




Dr. Inzer Byers, A.B. Ran- 
dolph-Macon; IVI.A. and 
Ph. D. Radcliffe. Dr. 
Byers, assistant professor 
of history at Salem, was 
the speaker on Honors Day 
in February. Her talk 
caused such faxorable com- 
ment among the faculty 
and students that portions 
are given here. 

What is involved, basically, is a do-it-yourself 
approach to education. 

Education as a venture in independent study not 
only means accepting individual responsibility for 
intellectual growth, it also means the accepting of 
individual responsibility for reassessment of values. 
If education really fulfills its obligation, college 
life should contribute in a vital and determinating 
way to the growth of values and beliefs. 

This is one of the major areas of college respon- 
sibility. A responsibility, according to surveys, 
which American colleges are seriously failing. If 
the college fulfills its responsibility, the student 
will be brought face to face with the necessity for a 
reappraisal of values. 

But this does not mean that such a reappraisal 
will occur. There also must be a willingness on the 
part of the student to submit to critical scrutiny. 

In the world of the gazebo builders, the question 
is "Why bother? Ten years from now what possible 
difference will it make what grades I got?" Ten 
years from now it probably will not matter in the 
slightest what grades you got, but insofar as the 
grades are a visible sign of an inner attitude to 
education, it does and will make a great deal of 

It makes a great deal of difference to Salem Col- 
lege whether or not you accept the challenge of ed- 
ucation as independent study. The most valuable 
gift that you, as students, or you, as alumnae, can 
give to your college is your individual commitment 
to this ideal. For it is out of the sum total of indi- 
vidual commitments that the tone of the college is 

Not only does it matter to the college, it also 
matters a g-reat deal to you whether or not you will 
accept education as a venture in independent study. 

Your acceptance of the challenge of education as 
independent study has direct relevance to the prob- 
lems confronting American society today. We are 
hearing much now of the alleged lag in American 
scientific development. In comparison with Russian 
education, the whole field of American education, 
methods and objectives has come under sharp crit- 
ical survey. Some observers question whether or 
not a democratic nation can keep up with the pace 
set by an authoritarian society which can channel 
young people into the kind of education which the 
state considers more desirable. 

The Basic Issue 

The basic issue, it seems, is whether or not the 
American student is willing to apply, voluntarily, 
the mental discipline which the Russian state can 
impose on its students. What students do at a small 
woman's college in the southern part of the United 
States will probably have no direct effect on the 
outcome of the international conflict. 

Indirectly, however, the decisions you make do 
have relevance and bearing. The key question is 
whether or not there will be in free societies the 
voluntary acceptance of the responsibility inherent 
in ability. 

Particularly, it seems to me, this responsibility 
for independent and courageous thought rests upon 
those of us who are concerned with education. 

It is still true that "to whom much is given, of 
him much is required." 

For you who graduate, for you who remain, there 
is no greater gift I could wish than that you may 
fulfill the great expectations within you. Therefore, 
as the New Testament puts it, "Stir up the gift 
of God which is within thee. Hold fast that which 
thou hast. Let no man, least of all thyself, deprive 
thee of thy crown." 



e^ aluation 

and Secondary Schools, in which Salem has held 
membership since 1922, initiated in 1958 a policy of 
re-evaluating its members every ten years. Salem 
requested as early examination as possible, and a 
visitation team of four judges, headed by Dr. Jud- 
son Ward of Emory University, will spend three 
days on campus in April interviewing students, 
faculty and administration. 

In preparation for this appraisal, Salem has sub- 
mitted a 246-page report to the Southern Associa- 
tion. The table of contents lists an introduction and 
summary, and ten detailed chapters dealing with : 
The Purpose of the Institution, Financial Resources, 
Organization, Educational Program, The Library, 
The Faculty, Student Personnel, The Physical 
Plant, Special Activities, and Alumnae Evaluation. 

Seventeen months of intensive and stimulating 
self-study by a 7.5-member committee went into the 
writing of this report. Every area of Salem has 
been scrutinized and defined by the committee, 
which was composed of ten trustees, forty-five 
faculty, twelve alumnae and eight students. 

The main value of the self-study to Salem is the 
Icnowledge gained of its strengths and weaknesses, 
and the impetus given to correct the weaknesses. 
Salem has welcomed the experience of taking this 
thorough inventory of aims and accomplishments. 
The result of the examination will be given to the 
alumnae when received from the Southern Associa- 

The Alumnae committee prepared and mailed a 
questionnaire to the graduates in the classes of 
1948-58, (these cover the first decade of Dr. Gram- 
ley' presidency). The replies form a major part of 
the chapter on Alumnae Evaluation. 

— 5- 


IS an 

We at Salem are always proud to hear that one 
of our former students has achieved success in her 
chosen field. This is one of the aims of a liberal 
education. But an even more important purpose of 
education is the development of that elusive thing- 
known as "character," so difficult to teach, and yet 
so necessary in a world where trouble comes as 
surely as the sparks fly upward. In a very pro- 
found sense, therefore, we teachers are moved 
whenever we learn of a Salem alumna whose life, 
when tested by adversity, has become an sterling- 
example of courage and faith. Such an example, I 
am happy to say, can be seen in the life of Betsy 
Casteen Wright, '46, a third generation alumna of 
Salem College. 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer E. Wright, Jr. live in Leaks- 
ville. North Carolina. Twelve years ago, in March, 
1948, Mrs. Wright gave birth to twin daughters, 
Beth and Linda. Because their birth was premature, 
the babies spent the first three months of their 
lives in an incubator. During- this period they grad- 
ually gained weight until, by the time they left the 
hospital, each weighed about five pounds, and ap- 
peared to be in good health. There was only one 
thing wrong. They had been born blind. 

Beth and Linda Wright had not been home very 
long before it became obvious to friends of the 
family that neither they nor their parents were in 
need of sympathy. The devotion of their parents, 
and the loving assistance of their grandparents, 
provided the twins with a happy Christian environ- 
ment in which they were g'iven every opportunity 
to grow and develop. The family itself increased 
over the years, with four younger children taking* 
their places in the home. The special care lavished 
on the two oldest girls has been no burden to Mr. 
and Mrs. Wright. "The twins," they say, "have 
been the greatest blessing- and inspiration of our 

When Beth and Linda were old enough, the 
family found an English governess. Miss Joan 
Eraser, to live in the home as their teacher. For 
several years Miss Eraser not only taught them, 
but travelled extensively with them in America 
and in England. Later the twins attended the 
School for the Blind in Raleigh for two years, then 
entered the public school in Leaksville for the year 
1957-58. During these four years they made as- 
tounding progress in their reg-ular school work, and 

in music as well, for it soon became evident that 
they had outstanding ability. 

In the summer of 1957, their mother took them 
to France for a three months stay, where they 
heard French spoken entirely. While in France 
they studied music under Madame Zighera of the 
Macon Conservatory. Both Beth and Linda are un- 
usually talented in music and each has her favorite 
composer. Beth prefers Beethoven and Brahms, 
while Linda prefers Bach. Their music is printed 
in Braille and, in order to play complete selections, 
they must memorize each composition. 

In August, 1959, accompanied by their grand- 
mother, Mrs. Pearl Roberts Casteen, Beth and 
Linda went to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they 
are enrolled in a boarding school for the present 
year. Although they are following the usual pro- 
gram of the school, their primary interest is in 
learning to speak French and in continuing their 
music. From an interested friend in Switzer- 
land I hear that they are making excellent pro- 
gress in both, and have adjusted beautifully to 
their foreign surroundings. 

It is easy to enumerate the accomplishments of 
Beth and Linda, but one must see their happy faces 
and hear their spontaneous talk in order to appre- 
ciate fully the beauty of their acceptance of life. 
A friend once mentioned turning on a light. "We 
have no light perception," one of them explained 
gently, "so we cannot tell whether or not your 
light is out." On another occasion their traveling 
companion remarked on something that she saw, 
which elicited this response: "How fortunate that 
you can share with us so much of what you see." 

But the twins do not think only of themselves. 
Already they have shown a striking- consciousness 
of the problems of others, as when, for instance, 
they expressed concern for certain of the children 
at the School for the Blind in Raleigh who had no 
one other than a case worker to care for them. 
Needless to say, such a sensitive awareness on the 
part of children their age is rare indeed. 

Whether Beth and Linda will become musicians, 
or teachers, or interpreters, is hard to say. As they 
put it, "When we grow up it will be difficult to 
choose a vocation. There are so many things we 
would like to do!" But I think we can be sure that 
they will lead happy, useful lives. 

— 6- 



Their mother is proud of Beth and Linda, as in- 
deed she has every right to be. But we are also 
proud of Betsy Wright, whose devotion and love 
have made it possible for them to develop so beauti- 
fully, and whose example of courage and faith is 
an inspiring fulfillment of the aims and purposes 
of Salem College. 

a tribute 

bv Miss Evabelle Covington, 

teacher and friend 

The Wrights: 

From left — Betsy Casteen Wright 
holding Margaret, Martha, Homer 
Wright, Edward and Kenan. The 
twins, Beth and Linda, are pictured 
on the cover. 

-7 — 



ly-ATHARINE KING BAHNSON, '41, has a habit 
that "goes back as far as Salem." . . . Four 
years of extra-curricular activities there have car- 
ried over into responsibilities of now national scope. 

That habit expresses itself in community interests 
and service. Projects at Salem set the habit and 
"once you get into the habit . . ." 

For Mrs. Bahnson the habit has led her into 
many Winston-Salem fields. She has performed 
duties of leadership in fine arts, with the Junior 
League, Home Moravian Church, school-parent 
groups, hospital committees, historical society and 
of course, for Salem College Alumnae. 

Her primary interest group at this time is the 
Junior League. Last year she was elected director 
of Region 13 of the Association of Junior Leagues 
of America. In this capacity she serves on a 19- 
member board of directors. Region 13 includes: 
Winston-Salem, A s h e v i 1 1 e , Charlotte, Durham, 

The Bahnsons: 

From left— Katharine King Bahnson, Karen, 
Hunter, Agnew Bahnson, Jr. and Frank. 


Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh and Wilmington 
in North Carolina and Charleston, Columbia, Green- 
ville and Spartanburg in South Carolina. 

When she attends regional meetings, "I always 
find some Salem alumnae around." (Alumnae note: 
she'll be in Greenville in April and Charleston in 

Her two-year office has two main duties — to re- 
present the region on the national board and, as a 
member of the board, to act on policy making mat- 
ters. She will attend the national conference and 
board meetings at Lake Placid, N. Y., April 26- 
May 7. 

When not working on outside interests, Mrs. 
Bahnson is busy with her family. Her husband, 
Agnew Bahnson, Jr., is president of the Bahnson 
Co. They have three children : Karen, Hunter and 

Mr. Bahnson also has many varied talents. His 
first book, "The Stars Are Too High," was pub- 
lished last May by Random House. Over 200,000 
copies are now being printed in paperback edition 
by Bantam. 

Mrs. Bahnson, a former Salemite editor, said she 
"didn't help with the writing, but with the proof 
reading." She hasn't tried any writing as her time 
now is filled with writing and editing for the two 
League committees she serves — public relations and 

As for another book, Mr. Bahnson said he was 
"too busy trying to do something about the first 

Also, he is interest-deep in two pet projects: in 
January he formed the Winston-Salem Study 
Group, and he serves as president of the Institute 
of Field Physics at Chapel Hill, an organization he 
helped to establish. 

The study group is composed of 40 to 50 leading 
citizens in the industrial and professional circles 
who are studying — with the aid of experts — the 
trends of the decade in order to be better prepared 
to meet the demands of the international situation. 
The purpose of the group is more than self-educa- 
tion. "We hope to get these ideas into practical 

Men who have expressed a desire to speak before 
the group this spring include Gov. Luther Hodges; 
John Hanes, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
State for international organizational affairs for 
the State Department, and Edward Morgan of 
Washington, expert on communism. 

"Why things fall" got Mr. Bahnson interested in 
195.5 in gravity. This "intellectual curiosity", as he 
calls it, led to the founding of the institute, the 
appointment of two theoretical physicists, Dr. and 
Mrs. Bryce DeWitt, for the study of gravity re- 
search, private funds and government funds. 

"We feel we are on the pioneer frontier of knowl- 
edge in theoretical physics and we hope to relate 
gravity to the rest of the sciences." 

in the 

Katherine Graham Howard, '17, of Boston, spoke 
twice at Salem in February. At Friends of the 
Library meeting her topic "The 'Fair' Way of Mak- 
ing Frieytds" described the Indian Agricultural Fair 
in 1959, at which her brother, John Graham, repre- 
sented the Atomic Energy Commission; and the 
American National Exhibition at Moscow, where 
her son Herbert Graham served as a Russian-speak- 
ing guide in 1959; and the Brussels International 
Exhibition of which she was the U. S. Deputy Com- 
missioner General. Her pictures illustrating the 
Brussels Fair added to her delightful presentation. 

As a member of the U. S. Civil Defense Advisory 
Council, Mrs. Howard speaks all over the country. 
This was her subject in student assembly, in Atlanta 
and Danville, and in California in March. A happy 
deviation from speech-making was a visit with 
Jacqueline Cochran at her ranch near Palm Springs. 
* * * 

Carrie Braxton McAlister, '32, of Chicago, had 
her eleventh exhibition in March at the Miami 
Museum of Modern Art, where twelve of her paint- 
ings and twelve drawings and collages were dis- 
played with the artist herself attending. Her col- 
lection was shipped to Miami from San Francisco, 
where they were exhibited in January. 

She has made rapid progress as an artist and 
received three notable prizes: a First from New 
York City Center Gallery, in 1956, a Second from 
New Horizons, Chicago, in 1957, and a $500 Bartell 
Award from Art Institute of Chicago in 1959. 

Virginia Pfohl, '30, Senior Supervisor, 
Forsyth County Department of Public Welfare, 
Winston-Salem, presented a paper to the staff of 
Forsyth Domestic Relations Court of such excel- 
lence that it was printed in Public Welfare Mews, 
(March, 1960) official quarterly of the N. C. Board 
of Public Welfare. 

The article entitled "Looking at Ourselves" dis- 
cussed the social worker's relationship to the client, 
the agency, and the public. It was highly com- 
mended by Dr. Ellen Winston, State Commissioner 
of Public Welfare, and Salem adds her praise for 
the accomplishments of this able alumna in her 
chosen career of public service. 



a la mode 

thought about Salem, was the bill of fare at a 
series of area luncheons held in Rocky Mount, Dur- 
ham, Kings Mountain and Lumberton in March 
and April. 

Every alumna in North Carolina (not already a 
member of a club) was given opportunity to sample 
these college-spiced menus and learn "what's cook- 
ing" at Salem. 

Those who attended expressed approval of the 
area plan and interest in the program given by 
President Gramley and Association officers: Mrs. 
R. E. Shore, Mrs. Lyman C. Jones and Miss Marsh. 

Area directors merit a toast for their fine work. 
They are: Mrs. Ivan Bissette, (Eastern), Mrs. R. 
Bruce White (Northern), Mrs. W. L. Mauney, 
(Western), and Mrs. Morris Newell (Southern). 
. The purpose of the area plan is to provide state- 
wide Salem contact. Each of the four districts 
within the four geographical areas is asked to form 
a CHAPTER. This smaller group can build a friend- 
ly unit of interest among neighboring counties and 
get to know each other and Salem through chapter 
meetings and the yearly area meeting. Chapters 
thus formed may advance in time to the status of 
organized clubs. (There are sufficient numbers of 
alumnae in various towns to maintain clubs, and 
applications to organize are welcomed by the 
Alumnae Association. 

The area plan is the brain child of the First Vice 
President, Mrs. Lyman C. Jones, who is in charge 
of alumnae organization. Success depends upon the 
interest and support of each individual. 

The 16 districts are made up of adjacent counties. 
Locate your county in the list printed on page 37 
and get in touch with your district chairman, or 
area director. 


To Mr. and Mrs. James L. McGee in the birth of 
a son December 31. Mrs. McGee was Miss Louise 
White of the education faculty. 

, To Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gramley on the March 
arrival of their second son, who is the third gi-and- 
child of Salem's president. 

the next- 
16 pages- 

In this issue the Salem College Alumnae Bul- 
letin presents a special feature. In collaboration 
with nearly 350 other alumni magazines in the 
United States, Canada and Mexico, we are in- 
cluding a special report on you, the alumna — 
you who are, in the words of the report, "one 
of the most important persons in American 
education today." 

Look through "The Alumn us/a" — its articles, 
its photographs, its cartoons — for "alumna will 
play an increasingly important part in advanc- 
ing the cause of higher education, through ser- 
vice on visiting committees, on boards of trus- 
tees and as 'ambassadors without portifolio.' " 

This is the third year of "Moonshooter," as it 
is called by its editors. It was conceived several 
years ago by a group of alumni magazine editors 
who felt that only through a cooperative pool- 
ing of funds and talents could alumni maga- 
zines realize their full potential of service to 
their readers and their institutions. 

The first year the special report emphasized 
"American Higher Education." The following 
spring the topic was "The College Teacher: 
1959." This year the report is entitled "The 
Alumn us /a." Salem has included the supple- 
ment each year. 

February Graduates 

XTINE MEMBERS OF THE class of 1960 received 
their diplomas in February, having completed 
degree requirements at the end of the first semes- 

Since September the Pfohl House on Church 
street, now owned by Salem, was residence for eight 
of these seniors. The ninth, who married last sum- 
mer, had an apartment in town with her husband. 

The nine graduates now are launched on adult 
careers carrying with them Salem's blessing and 
good wishes for success and happiness. 

Four became spring brides: Jane Bellamy, Mary 
Louise Lineberger, Connie Ray and Connie Mc- 

Three are planning to teach: Betsy Gatling, 
Milly Fary and Frances Jennette. 

Seeking work in New York is Norwood Dennis. 

Housewife Sandra Shaver Prather moved to 
Greensboro when husband Gordon accepted a posi- 
tion with Vick Chemical Company. 

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As student, as 

alumna or alumnus: at 

both stages, one 

of the most important persons 

in higher education. 

a special report 


Salute . . . 

and a 

declaration of 

Tffls IS A SALUTE, an acknowledgment of a partner 
ship, and a declaration of dependence. It is directe<i 
to you as an alumnus or alumna. As such, you an 
one of the most important persons in American educatiol 

You are important to American education, and to yoii 
alma mater, for a variety of reasons, not all of which ma; 
be instantly apparent to you. 

You are important, first, because you are the principa 
product of your alma mater — the principal claim she can 
make to fame. To a degree that few suspect, it is by it 
alumni that an educational institution is judged. And fei 
yardsticks could more accurately measure an institution' 
true worth. 

You are important to American education, furthei' 
because of the support you give to it. Financial suppof; 
comes immediately to mind: the money that alumni ari 
giving to the schools, colleges, and universities they one*! 


attended has reached an impressive sum, larger than that 
received from any other source of gifts. It is indispensable. 
But the support you give in other forms is impressive 
ind indispensable, also. Alumni push and guide the legis- 
lative programs that strengthen the nation's publicly 
upported educational institutions. They frequently act 
s academic talent scouts for their alma maters, meeting 
nd talking with the college-bound high school students 
n their communities. They are among the staunchest de- 
enders of high principles in education — e.g., academic 
reedom — even when such defense may not be the "popu- 
lar" posture. The list is long; yet every year alumni are 
finding ways to extend it. 

To THE HUNDREDS of collcgcs and Universities and 
secondary schools from which they came, alumni 
are important in another way — one that has nothing 
to do with what alumni can do for the institutions them- 

selves. Unlike most other forms of human enterprise, 
educational institutions are not in business for what they 
themselves can get out of it. They exist so that free people, 
through education, can keep civilization on the forward 
move. Those who ultimately do this are their alumni. 
Thus only through its alumni can a school or a college 
or a university truly fulfill itself. 

Chancellor Samuel B. Gould, of the University of Cali- 
fornia, put it this way: 

"The serious truth of the matter is that you are the 
distilled essence of the university, for you are its product 
and the basis for its reputation. If anything lasting is to 
be achieved by us as a community of scholars, it must in 
most instances be reflected in you. If we are to win intellec- 
tual victories or make cultural advances, it must be 
through your good offices and your belief in our mission." 

The italics are ours. The mission is yours and ours 


i I 

Alma Mater . . . 

At an alumni-alumnae meeting in Washington, 

members sing the old school song. 

The purpose of this meeting was to introduce 

the institution to high school 

boys and girls who, with their parents, 

were present as the club's guests. 


Alumnus + alumnus 

Many people cling to the odd notion that in this ci 

THE POPULAR VIEW of you, an alumnus or alumna, 
is a puzzling thing. That the view is highly illogical 
seems only to add to its popularity. That its ele- 
ments are highly contradictory seems to bother no one. 

Here is the paradox: 

Individually you, being an alumnus or alumna, are 
among the most respected and sought-after of beings. 
People expect of you (and usually get) leadership or in- 
telligent followership. They appoint you to positions of 
trust in business and government and stake the nation's 
very survival on your school- and college-developed 

If you enter politics, your educational pedigree is freely 
discussed and frequently boasted about, even in precincts 
where candidates once took pains to conceal any educa- 
tion beyond the sixth grade. In clubs, parent-teacher 
associations, churches, labor unions, you are considered 
to be the brains, the backbone, the eyes, the ears, and the 
neckbone — the latter to be stuck out, for alumni are ex- 
pected to be intellectually adventurous as well as to ex- 
ercise other attributes. 

But put you in an alumni club, or back on campus for a 
reunion or homecoming, and the popular respect — yea, 
awe — turns to chuckles and ho-ho-ho. The esteemed in- 
dividual, when bunched with other esteemed individuals, 
becomes in the popular image the subject of quips, a can- 
didate for the funny papers. He is now imagined to be a 
person whose interests stray no farther than the degree of 
baldness achieved by his classmates, or the success in 
marriage and child-bearing achieved by her classmates, or 
the record run up last season by the alma mater's football 
or field-hockey team. He is addicted to funny hats deco- 
rated with his class numerals, she to daisy chainmaking 
and to recapturing the elusive delights of the junior-class 

If he should encounter his old professor of physics, he is 
supposedly careful to confine the conversation to remi- 
niscences about the time Joe or Jane WUkins, with spec- 
tacular results, tried to disprove the validity of Newton's 
third law. To ask the old gentleman about the implica- 
tions of the latest research concerning anti-matter would 
be, it is supposed, a most serious breach of the Alumni 
Reunion Code. 

Such a view of organized alumni activity might be dis- 
missed as unworthy of note, but for one disturbing fact: 
among its most earnest adherents are a surprising number 
of alumni and alumnae themselves. 

Permit us to lay the distorted image to rest, with the ai< 
of the rites conducted by cartoonist Mark Kelley on thi 
following pages. To do so will not necessitate burying thi: 
class banner or interring the reunion hat, nor is there i 
need to disband the homecoming day parade. 

The simple truth is that the serious activities of organ 
ized alumni far outweigh the frivolities — in about tbJ 
same proportion as the average citizen's, or unorganizet 
alumnus's, party-going activities are outweighed by hi 
less festive pursuits. 

Look, for example, at the activities of the organize^ 
alumni of a large and famous state university in the Mic 
west. The former students of this university are ofte 
pictured as football-mad. And there is no denying that, t 
many of them, there is no more pleasant way of spending 
an autumn Saturday than witnessing a victory by tb 
home team. 

But by far the great bulk of alumni energy on behalf o 
the old school is invested elsewhere: 

► Every year the alumni association sponsors a recog 
nition dinner to honor outstanding students — those witl 
a scholastic average of 3.5 (B+) or better. This has provet. 
to be a most effective way of showing students that aca 
demic prowess is valued above all else by the institutioi 
and its alumni. 

► Every year the alumni give five "distinguished teach 
ing awards" — grants of $1,000 each to professors selecteji 
by their peers for outstanding performance in the class 

► An advisory board of alumni prominent in varioil 
fields meets regularly to consider the problems of thi 
university: the quality of the course offerings, the calibe 
of the students, and a variety of other matters. They re 
port directly to the university president, in confidence 
Their work has been salutary. When the university' 
school of architecture lost its accreditation, for example 
the efforts of the alumni advisers were invaluable in get 
ting to the root of the trouble and recommending meas 
ures by which accreditation could be regained. 

► The efforts of alumni have resulted in the passage o 
urgently needed, but politically endangered, appropria 
tions by the state legislature. 

► Some 3,000 of the university's alumni act each year a 
volunteer alumni-fund solicitors, making contacts witl 
30,000 of the university's former students. 

Nor is this a particularly unusual list of alumni accomi 
phshments. The work and thought expended by the alumi 

lumni-or does it? 

group somehow diflFers from the sum of its parts 


Behind the fun 

of organized alumni activity — in clubs, at reunions — lies new seriousness 
nowadays, and a substantial record of service to American education. 

li of hundreds of schools, colleges, and universities in 
jehalf of their alma maters would make a glowing record, 
fever it could be compiled. The alumni of one institution 
ook it upon themselves to survey the federal income-tax 
aws, as they affected parents' ability to finance their 
;hildren's education, and then, in a nationwide campaign, 
Jtessed for needed reforms. In a score of cities, the 
ilumnae of a women's college annually sell tens of thou- 
iands of tulip bulbs for their alma mater's benefit; in 
sight years they have raised $80,000, not to mention 
lundreds of thousands of tulips. Other institutions' alum- 
lae stage house and garden tours, organize used-book 
;ales, sell flocked Christmas trees, sponsor theatrical 
lenefits. Name a worthwhile activity and someone is 
jrobably doing it, for faculty salaries or buDding funds or 
itudent scholarships. 

Drop in on a reunion or a local alumni-club meeting, 
ind you may well find that the superficial programs of 

yore have been replaced by seminars, lectures, laboratory 
demonstrations, and even week-long short-courses. Visit 
the local high school during the season when the senior 
students ate applying for admission to college — and try- 
ing to find their way through dozens of college catalogues, 
each describing a campus paradise — and you will find 
alumni on hand to help the student counselors. Nor are 
they high-pressure salesmen for their own alma mater and 
disparagers of everybody else's. Often they can, and do, 
perform their highest service to prospective students by 
advising them to apply somewhere else. 

THE ACHIEVEMENTS, in short, belie the popular image. 
And if no one else realizes this, or cares, one group 
should: the alumni and alumnae themselves. Too 
many of them may be shying away from a good thing be- 
cause they think that being an "active" alumnus means 
wearing a funny hat. 


Why they com 

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Money ! 

Last year, educational instituti( 
from any other source of gifts. Alumni suppori 

WITHOUT THE DOLLARS that their alumni contrib- 
ute each year, America's privately supported 
educational institutions would be in serious 
difficulty today. And the same would be true of the na- 
tion's publicly supported institutions, without the sup- 
port of alumni in legislatures and elections at which 
appropriations or bond issues are at stake. 

For the private institutions, the financial support re- 
ceived from individual alumni often means the difference 
between an adequate or superior faculty and one that is 
underpaid and understaffed; between a thriving scholar- 
ship program and virtually none at all; between well- 
equipped laboratories and obsolete, crowded ones. For 
tax-supported institutions, which in growing numbers are 
turning to their alumni for direct financial support, such 
aid makes it possible to give scholarships, grant loans to 
needy students, build such buildings as student unions, 
and carry on research for which legislative appropriations 
do not provide. 

To gain an idea of the scope of the support which 
alumni give — and of how much that is worthwhile in 
American education depends upon it — consider this sta- 
tistic, unearthed in a current survey of 1,144 schools, 
junior colleges, colleges, and universities in the United 
States and Canada: in just twelve months, alumni gave 
their alma maters more than $199 million. They were the 
largest single source of gifts. 

Nor was this the kind of support that is given once, per- 
haps as the result of a high-pressure fund drive, and never 
heard of again. Alumni tend to give funds regularly. In 
the past year, they contributed $45.5 million, on an annual 
gift basis, to the 1,144 institutions surveyed. To realize 
that much annual income from investments in blue-chip 
stocks, the institutions would have needed over 1.2 billion 
more dollars in endowment funds than they actually 

A NNTJAL ALUMNI GIVING is not a new phenomenon on 
/\ the American educational scene (Yale alumni 
■*- -^ founded the first annual college fund in 1890, and 
Mount Hermon was the first independent secondary 
school to do so, in 1903). But not until fairly recently did 
annual giving become the main element in education's 
financial survival kit. The development was logical. Big 
endowments had been affected by inflation. Big private 
philanthropy, affected by the graduated income and in- 

heritance taxes, was no longer able to do the job alone. 
Yet, with the growth of science and technology and 
democratic concepts of education, educational budgets: 
had to be increased to keep pace. 

Twenty years before Yale's first alumni drive, a pro- 
fessor in New Haven foresaw the possibilities and looked:' 
into the minds of alumni everywhere: 

"No graduate of the college," he said, "has ever paid; 
in full what it cost the college to educate him. A part of the 
expense was borne by the funds given by former bene- 
factors of the institution. 

"A great many can never pay the debt. A very few can, 
in their turn, become munificent benefactors. There is d 
very large number, however, between these two, who can,i 
and would cheerfully, give according to their ability in 
order that the college might hold the same relative posi-i 
tion to future generations which it held to their own." 

The first Yale alumni drive, seventy years ago, broughl 
in $11,015. In 1959 alone, Yale's alumni gave more than 
$2 million. Not only at Yale, but at the hundreds of othei 
institutions which have established annual alumni funds 
in the intervening years, the feeling of indebtedness and 
the concern for future generations which the Yale pro-; 
fessor foresaw have spurred alumni to greater and greater' 
efforts in this enterprise. 

A ND MONEY FROM ALUMNI is a powcrful magnet: ii 
/\ draws more. Not only have more than eighty busi- 
-*~ -*■ ness corporations, led in 1954 by General Electric i 
established the happy custom of matching, dollar for doL 
lar, the gifts that their employees (and sometimes theii; 
employees' wives) give to their ahna maters; alumn; 
giving is also a measure applied by many business mer: 
and by philanthropic foundations in determining hovi 
productive their organizations' gifts to an educational in 
stitution are likely to be. Thus alumni giving, as Gordor; 
K. Chalmers, the late president of Kenyon College, de 
scribed it, is "the very rock on which all other giving mus 
rest. Gifts from outside the family depend largely — some' 
times wholly — on the degree of alumni support." 

The "degree of alumni support" is gauged not by dol- 
lars alone. The percentage of alumni who are regula 
givers is also a key. And here the record is not as dazzlinj 
as the dollar figures imply. 

Nationwide, only one in five alumni of colleges, unii 
versifies, and prep schools gives to his annual alumn 

:eived more of it from their alumni than 
w education's strongest financial rampart 

fund. The actual figure last year was 20.9 per cent. Allow- 
ing for the inevitable few who are disenchanted with their 
alma maters' cause,* and for those who spurn all fund 
solicitations, sometimes with heavy scorn, f and for those 
whom legitimate reasons prevent from giving financial 
aid,§ the participation figure is still low. 

WHY? Perhaps because the non-participants imag- 
ine their institutions to be adequately financed. 
(Virtually without exception, in both private and 
tax-supported Institutions, this is — sadly — not so.) Per- 
', haps because they believe their small gift — a dollar, or 
j five, or ten — will be insignificant. (Again, most emphati- 
i cally, not so. Multiply the 5,223,240 alumni who gave 
] nothing to their alma maters last year by as little as one 
1 dollar each, and the figure still comes to thousands of 
additional scholarships for deserving students or sub- 
stantial pay increases for thousands of teachers who may, 
at this moment, be debating whether they can afford to 
continue teaching next year.) 

By raising the percentage of participation in alumni 
fund drives, alumni can materially improve their alma 
maters' standing. That dramatic increases in participation 
can be brought about, and quickly, is demonstrated by 
the case of Wofford College, a small institution in South 
Carolina. Until several years ago, Wofford received 
annual gifts from only 12 per cent of its 5,750 alumni. 
Then Roger Milliken, a textile manufacturer and a Wof- 
ford trustee, issued a challenge: for every percentage- 
point increase over 12 per cent, he'd give $1,000. After the 
alumni were finished, Mr. Milliken cheerfully turned over 
a check for $62,000. WofiFord's alunmi had raised their 
participation in the annual fund to 74.4 per cent — a new 
national record. 

"It was a remarkable performance," observed the 
American Alumni Council. "Its impact on Wofford will 
be felt for many years to come." 

And what Woff"ord's alumni could do, your institution's 
alumni could probably do, too. 

* Wrote one alumnus: "I see that Stanford is making great prog- 
ress. However, I am opposed to progress in any form. Therefore I 
am not sending you any money." 

t A man in Memphis, Tennessee, regularly sent Baylor University 
a check signed "U. R. Stuck." 

§ In her fund reply envelope, a Kansas alumna once sent, without 
comment, her household bills for the month. 

memo: irom 




► Women's colleges, as a group, have had a unique 
problem in fund-raising — and they wish they knew how 
to solve it. 

The loyalty of their alumnae in contributing money 
each year — an average of 41.2 per cent took part in 1959 
— is nearly double the national average for all universi- 
ties, colleges, junior colleges, and privately supported 
secondary schools. But the size of the typical gift is often 
smaller than one might expect. 

Why? The alumnae say that while husbands obviously 
place a high value on the products of the women's col- 
leges, many underestimate the importance of giving wom- 
en's colleges the same degree of support they accord their 
own alma maters. This, some guess, is a holdover from 
the days when higher education for women was regarded 
as a luxury, while higher education for men was consid- 
ered a sine qua non for business and professional careers. 

As a result, again considering the average, women's 
colleges must continue to cover much of their operating 
expense from tuition fees. Such fees are generally higher 
than those charged hymen's or coeducational institutions, 
and the women's colleges are worried about the social and 
intellectual implications of this fact. They have no desire 
to be the province solely of children of the well-to-do; 
higher education for women is no longer a luxury to be 
reserved to those who can pay heavy fees. 

Since contributions to education appear to be one area 
of family budgets still controlled largely by men, the 
alumnae hope that husbands will take serious note of the 
women's colleges' claim to a larger share of it. They may 
be starting to do so: from 1958 to 1959, the average gift 
to women's colleges rose 22.4 per cent. But it still trails 
the average gift to men's colleges, private universities, and 
professional schools. 


for the j^ublic educational institutions,! 

a special kind of service 

PUBLICLY SUPPORTED educational institutions owe a 
special kind of debt to their alumni. Many people 
imagine that the pubUc institutions have no finan- 
cial worries, thanks to a steady flow of tax dollars. Yet 
they actually lead a perilous fiscal existence, dependent 
upon annual or biennial appropriations by legislatures. 
More than once, state and municipally supported institu- 
tions would have found themselves in serious straits if 
their alumni had not assumed a role of leadership. 
► A state university in New England recently was put in 
academic jeopardy because the legislature defeated a bill 
to provide increased salaries for faculty members. Then 

the university's "Associate Alumni" took matters into 
their hands. They brought the facts of political and aca- 
demic life to the attention of alumni throughout the state, 
prompting them to write to their representatives in sup- 
port of higher faculty pay. A compromise bill was passed, 
and salary increases were granted. Alumni action thus 
helped ease a crisis which threatened to do serious, per- 
haps irreparable, damage to the university. 
► In a neighboring state, the public university receives; 
only 38.3 per cent of its operating budget from state and : 
federal appropriations. Ninety-one per cent of the uni- 
versity's $17 milhon physical plant was provided by pri- 



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The Beneficiaries: 

Students on a state-university campus. Alumni support is proving 
invaluable in maintaining high-quality education at such institutions. 

vate funds. Two years ago, graduates of its college of 
medicine gave $226,752 for a new medical center — the 
largest amount given by the alumni of any American 
medical school that year. 

► Several years ago the alumni of six state-supported 
institutions in a midwestern state rallied support for a 
$150 million bond issue for higher education, mental 
health, and welfare — an issue that required an amend- 
ment to the state constitution. Of four amendments on 
the ballot, it was the only one to pass. 

► In another midwestern state, action by an "Alumni 
Council for Higher Education," representing eighteen 
pubUcly supported institutions, has helped produce a SI 3 
million increase in operating funds for 1959-61— the most 
significant increase ever voted for the state's system of 
higher education. 


OME ALUMNI ORGANIZATIONS are forbidden to engage 
in political activity of any kind. The intent is a good 
one: to keep the organizations out of party politics 

and lobbying. But the effect is often to prohibit the alumni 
from conducting any organized legislative activity in be- 
half of publicly supported education in their states. 

"This is unfair," said a state-university alumni spokes- 
man recently, "because this kind of activity is neither 
shady nor unnecessary. 

"But the restrictions — most of which I happen to think 
are nonsense — exist, nevertheless. Even so, individual 
alumni can make personal contacts with legislators in 
their home towns, if not at the State Capitol. Above aU, 
in their contacts with fellow citizens — with people who 
influence public opinion — the alumni of state institutions 
must support their ahna maters to an intense degree. They 
must make it their business to get straight information 
and spread it through their circles of influence. 

"Since the law forbids us to organize such support, 
every alumnus has to start this work, and continue it, on 
his own. This isn't something that most people do natu- 
rally — but the education of their own sons and daughters 
rests on their becoming aroused and doing it." 

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a matter of principle 

ANY WORTHWHILE INSTITUTION of higher education, 
/-\ one college president has said, lives "in chronic 
■*- -^ tension with the society that supports it." Says 
The Campus and the State, a 1959 survey of academic free- 
dom in which that president's words appear: "New ideas 
always run the risk of offending entrenched interests 
within the community. If higher education is to be suc- 
cessful in its creative role it must be guaranteed some pro- 
tection against reprisal. . ." 

The peril most frequently is budgetary: the threat of 
appropriations cuts, if the unpopular ideas are not aban- 
doned; the real or imagined threat of a loss of public — 
even alumni — sympathy. 

Probably the best protection against the danger of 
reprisals against free institutions of learning is their 
alumni: alumni who understand the meaning of freedom 
and give their strong and informed support to matters of 
educational principle. Sometimes such support is avail- 
able in abundance and ofifered with inteUigence. Some- 
times — almost always because of misconception or failure 
to be vigilant — it is not. 
For example: 

► An alumnus of one private college was a regular and 
heavy donor to the annual alumni fund. He was known to 
have provided handsomely for his alma mater in his wiU. 
But when he questioned his grandson, a student at the 
old school, he learned that an economics professor not 
only did not condemn, but actually discussed the necessity 
for, the national debt. Grandfather threatened to withdraw 
all support unless the professor ceased uttering such 
heresy or was fired. (The professor didn't and wasn't. The 
college is not yet certain where it stands in the gentleman's 

► When no students from a certain county managed to 
meet the requirements for admission to a southwestern 
university's medical school, the county's angry delegate to 
the state legislature announced he was "out to get this 
guy"— the vice president in charge of the university's 
medical affairs, who had staunchly backed the medical 
school's admissions committee. The board of trustees of 
the university, virtually all of whom were alumni, joined 
other alumni and the local chapter of the American 

Association of University Professors to rally successfully 
to the v.p.'s support. 

► When the president of a publicly supported institu- 
tion recently said he would have to limit the number of 
students admitted to next fall's freshman class if high 
academic standards were not to be compromised, some 
constituent-fearing legislators were wrathful. When the 
issue was explained to them, alumni backed the presi- 
dent's position — decisively. 

► When a number of institutions (joined in December 
by President Eisenhower) opposed the "disclaimer affida- 
vit" required of students seeking loans under the National 
Defense Education Act, many citizens — including some 
alumni — assailed them for their stand against "swearing 
allegiance to the United States." The fact is, the dis- 
claimer affidavit is not an oath of allegiance to the United 
States (which the Education Act also requires, but which 
the colleges have not opposed). Fortunately, alumni who 
took the trouble to find out what the affidavit really was 
apparently outnumbered, by a substantial majority, those 
who leaped before they looked. Coincidentally or not, 
most of the institutions opposing the disclaimer affidavit 
received more money from their alumni during the con- 
troversy than ever before in their history. 

IN THE FUTURE, as in the past, educational institutions 
worth their salt will be in the midst of controversy. 
Such is the nature of higher education: ideas are its 
merchandise, and ideas new and old are frequently con- 
troversial. An educational institution, indeed, may be 
doing its job badly if it is not involved in controversy, at 
times. If an alumnus never finds himself in disagreement 
with his alma mater, he has a right to question whether 
his alma mater is intellectually awake or dozing. 

To understand this is to understand the meaning of 
academic freedom and vitality. And, with such an under- 
standing, an alumnus is equipped to give his highest serv- 
ice to higher education; to give his support to the princi- 
ples which make- higher education free and effectual. 

If higher education is to prosper, it will need this kind 
of support from its alumni — tomorrow even more than in 
its gloriously stormy past. 


are the merchandise of education, and every worthwhile educational institution must provide and 
guard the conditions for breeding them. To do so, they need the help and vigilance of their alumni. 



The Art 

of keeping intellectually alive for a lifetime 
will be fostered more than ever by a 
growing alumni-alma mater relationship. 

WHITHER THE COURSE of the relationship betweeni 
alumni and alma mater? At the turn into the. 
Sixties, it is evident that a new and challenging,:; 
relationship — of unprecedented value to both the institu- 
tion and its alumni — is developing. 

► If alumni wish, their intellectual voyage can be 
continued for a lifetime. 

There was a time when graduation was the end. You i 
got your diploma, along with the right to place certain 
initials after your name; your hand was clasped for an ; 
instant by the president; and the institution's business'! 
was done. 

If you were to keep yourself intellectually awake, the i 
No-Doz would have to be self-administered. If you were j 
to renew your acquaintance with literature or science, the | 
introductions would have to be self-performed. 

Automotion is still the principal driving force. Thei 
years in school and college are designed to provide thej 
push and then the momentum to keep you going with 
your mind. "Madam, we guarantee results," wrote a col- 
lege president to an inquiring mother, " — or we return' | 
the boy." After graduation, the guarantee is yours to' 
maintain, alone. i 

Alone, but not quite. It makes little sense, many edu- 
cators say, for schools and colleges not to do whateverj 
they can to protect their investment in their students- 
which is considerable, in terms of time, talents, andi 
money — and not to try to make the relationship betweeni 
alumni and their alma maters a two-way flow. 

As a consequence of such thinking, and of demands' 
issuing from the former students themselves, alumni 
meetings of all types — local clubs, campus reunions — arej 
taking on a new character. "There has to be a reason and 
a purpose for a meeting," notes an alumna. "Groups that 
meet for purely social reasons don't last long. Just be- 
cause Mary went to my college doesn't mean I enjoy 
being with her socially — but I might well enjoy working 
with her in a serious intellectual project." Male alumni 
agree; there is a limit to the congeniality that can be main- 
tained solely by the thin thread of reminiscences or Small- 

But there is no limit, among people with whom their 

a new C^hallenge, 

a new relationship 

[education "stuck," to the revitalizing effects of learning. 
The chemistry professor who is in town for a chemists' 
[conference and is invited to address the local chapter of 
|the alumni association no longer feels he must talk about 
[nothing more weighty than the beauty of the campus 
lelms; his audience wants him to talk chemistry, and he is 
delighted to obhge. The engineers who return to school 
[for their annual homecoming welcome the opportunity to 
Ibring themselves up to date on developments in and out 
lof their specialty. Housewives back on the campus for 
reunions demand — and get — seminars and short-courses. 

But the wave of interest in enriching the intellectual 
[content of alumni meetings may be only a beginning, 
jwith more leisure at their command, alumni will have 
|the time (as they already have the inclination) to under- 
take more intensive, regular educational programs. 

If alumni demand them, new concepts in adult educa- 
tion may emerge. Urban colleges and universities may 
step up their oflFerings of programs designed especially for 
the alumni in their communities — not only their own 
alumni, but those of distant institutions. Unions and 
government and industry, already experimenting with 
graduate-education programs for their leaders, may find 
ways of giving sabbatical leaves on a widespread basis — 
ind they may profit, in hard doUars-and-cents terms, from 
the results of such intellectual re-charging. 

Colleges and universities, already overburdened with 
teaching as well as other duties, will need help if such 
Ireams are to come true. But help will be found if the 
lemand is insistent enough. 

► Alumni partnerships with their alma mater, in 
meeting ever-stiffer educational challenges, will grow 
even closer than they have been. 

Boards of overseers, visiting committees, and other 
partnerships between alumni and their institutions are 
Jroving, at many schools, colleges, and universities, to be 
ihannels through which the educators can keep in touch 
vith the community at large and vice versa. Alumni trus- 
ees, elected by their fellow alumni, are found on the gov- 
;rtiing boards of more and more institutions. Alumni 
'without portfolio" are seeking ways to join with their 
ilma maters in advancing the cause of education. The 

representative of a West Coast university has noted the 
trend: "In selling memberships in our alumni associa- 
tion, we have learned that, while it's wise to list the bene- 
fits of membership, what interests them most is how they 
can be of service to the university." 

► Alumni can have a decisive role in maintaining 
high standards of education, even as enrollments 
increase at most schools and colleges. 

There is a real crisis in American education: the crisis 
of quality. For a variety of reasons, many institutions find 
themselves unable to keep their faculties staffed with high- 
caliber men and women. Many lack the equipment 
needed for study and research. Many, even in this age of 
high student population, are unable to attract the quality 
of student they desire. Many have been forced to dissipate 
their teaching and research energies, in deference to pub- 
Uc demand for more and more extracurricular "services." 
Many, besieged by applicants for admission, have had to 
yield to pressure and enroll students who are unqualified. 

Each of these problems has a direct bearing upon the 
quality of education in America. Each is a problem to 
which alumni can constructively address themselves, indi- 
vidually and in organized groups. 

Some can best be handled through community leader- 
ship: helping present the institutions' case to the public. 
Some can be handled by direct participation in such ac- 
tivities as academic talent-scouting, in which many insti- 
tutions, both public and private, enlist the aid of their 
alumni in meeting with college-bound high school stu- 
dents in their cities and towns. Some can be handled by 
making more money available to the institutions — for 
faculty salaries, for scholarships, for buildings and equip- 
ment. Some can be handled through political action. 

The needs vary widely from institution to institution — 
and what may help one may actually set back another. 
Because of this, it is important to maintain a close liaison 
with the campus when undertaking such work. (Alumni 
offices everywhere will welcome inquiries.) 

When the opportunity for aid does come — as it has in 
the past, and as it inevitably wUl in the years ahead — 
alumni response will be the key to America's educational 
future, and to all that depends upon it. 



OHN MASEFiELD was addressing himself to the subject 
of universities. "They give to the young in their impres- 
sionable years the bond of a lofty purpose shared," he 
said; "of a great corporate life whose links will not be 
loosed until they die." 

The links that unite alumni with each other and with 
their alma mater are difficult to define. But every alum- 
nus and alumna knows they exist, as surely as do the 
campus's lofty spires and the ageless dedication of edu- 
cated men and women to the process of keeping them- 
selves and their children intellectually alive. 

Once one has caught the spirit of learning, of truth, of 
probing into the undiscovered and unknown — the spirit 
of his alma mater — one does not really lose it, for as 
long as one hves. As life proceeds, the daily mechanics 
of living — of job-holding, of family-rearing, of mortgage- 
paying, of lawn-cutting, of meal-cooking — sometimes 
are tedious. But for them who have known the spirit of 
intellectual adventure and conquest, there is the bond of 
the lofty purpose shared, of the great corporate life 
whose links will not be loosed until they die. 

This would be the true meaning of alumni-ship, were 
there such a word. It is the reasoning behind the great 
service that alumni give to education. It is the reason 
alma maters can call upon their alumni for responsible 
support of all kinds, with confidence that the responsi- 
bility will be well met. 



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Growth Requires.., 

Loving Care 

Regular Feeding 

Ted Wolff Wilson, '21, chairman of The 
Alumnae Fund, and grandson 

As a baby depends upon family love and care, so the Alumnae Fund depends 
upon its Salem Family for growth and development. 

Tlianl(s To Tlie Tliougliful 

Thanks to the additional 500 donors whose February gifts — sent with the 
trustee ballot — have raised our hopes as well as the level of the Alumnae 
Fund. We wish that a letter of appreciation could be written to each of you, but 
we gratefully acknowledge in print receipt of your generous gifts and give you 
this . . . 


945 Alumnae have contributed $8,004 since July 1 
This 21 % means that about one out of five has answered our yearly call. 

Reminder To The Forgetful 

Will you do your part to help us reach our $10,000 goal by Commencement? 

A larger number of alumnae participating in the good habit of yearly 
giving to Salem is the continuing aim of 




Classes Scheduled For Reunions 








The Alumnae Office must be notified immediately whether or not these classes will 
meet for reunions. 

To be a success, a reunion must be class-started and class-planned. You must create 
enthusiasm for a return to Salem, and your plans reported to the Alumnae Office early 
in May. 

Class Presidents and other officers should issue the "Call to Reunion." Class lists will 
be supplied upon request to the Alumnae Office. -, , 

Fund Agents should urge a larger-than-ever participation in the Alumnae Fund in a 
reunion year. J 

If class parties are to occur in town Saturday night, a Winston-Salem chairman is re- 
quested to report the time and place to the Alumnae Office as a matter of information. 

Accommodat-ions at Salem 

Alumnae are welcome to stay overnight in Babcock Dormitory (gratis) beginning May 
27th, provided reservation is made in writing to the Alumnae Office by May 23rd. Meals 
in the dining hall are to be paid for as taken. 

Reunion Reservation At Salem 

wish to spend the night of May 27 ( ) and/or May 28 ( ) at Salem College, 
would like to room with . 

wish reservation for the Alumnae Luncheon on Saturday May 28 ( ) 





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Glass Notes 



Agnes Townsend McCallum 
January, 1960 


Margaret Mason McManus 
October, 1959 


Essie Hendricks White 
July, 1959 


Mary B. Miller Falkener 

1895-98 Lou Ella Shore May 


Mary Alice Beaman Copenhaver 

November, 1958 

January, 1960 

January, 1960 


Eliza Gulick Jones 


Hazel Bess Laugenour Fogg 
January, 1960 


Martha Neese Humphrey 


Sallie Goodman Callaway 
January, 1960 


Florence Rennsker Perdew 
January, 1960 

Elizabeth Connor Harrelson 

March, I960 


Margaret Spillman Doboy 
February, 1960 

Miss Essie Shouse, on the housekeep 


staff a 

t Salem for 40 yeors, and super 

ntendent for 25 

years, died suddenly on 

Jonuory 19, 

1960. She had retired at Salem in 



Corinna Erwin Soger confirmed 
her Washington address and reported 
5 children and 3 grandchildren. 


(Mrs. Charles M. ) 
100 Sherwood Forest Rd. 
Winston-Sa:em, N. C. 

Although weeks have passed I con- 
tinue to enjoy the Christmas greet- 
ings from you girls. Today is like 
Chi-istmas — with seven inches of 
snow on the ground. What will we do 
with the State DAR meeting here 
next week; and of course I'm in the 
thick of that! 

Our loving sympathy goes to Mary 
Culpepper Foreman because of the 
recent sudden home-going of her be- 
loved sister, who was ill only a few 

Julia Barnard Hurlburt's Allen 
has not been well since before Christ- 
mas. The children and grandchildren 
brought them joyful holidays though. 

Harriet Barr broke her arm just 
before the holidays, but on she went 
for a happy time with friends in 
Burlington. She had a nice day with 
Glenn McDonald while away. 

Glenn wrote me just as she waa 
expecting son Jack and family for a 
brief visit, and also said that son 
I Phil was moving his family to Staun- 
ton, Va. Two such fine ministers ! 

Fan Powers Smith spent a happy 
Christmas with Jess in Montreal, and 
how she enjoyed the two dear grand- 
children ! 

Emma Greider Yeatman had a love- 
Iv summer here. She is back in St. 
Petersburg, after Christmas with her 
sister in Hollywood, Fla. 

Emma Foust Scott went with Dr. 
Scott on a preaching trip to Florida. 
I'm sure her "get up and git" has 

not "got up and went". (She sent 
me the cute poem). 

Liza Knox Winters and Rhett also 
had a wonderful trip to Florida, and 
saw everything, I think ! 

I see Ruth Crist Blackwell fre- 
quently. She is always well, happy 
and busy. 

Please, you other girls, send me 
news of yourselves soon, for the next 

Maktiia Poindexter 
p. O. Box 2223 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Martha Poindexter's illness ex- 
plains the lack of news. She has been 
a wonderful reporter, and we hope 
for a speedy recovery. 

The sad news of the death of 
Class President, Ruth Brinkley Barr, 
on Nov. 8, 1959, came to Salem in a 
letter from her sister, Lyde Barr 
Whitton, in March, who said she had 
been ill with grief and unable to 
write sooner. 

Ruth died in her sleep in the home 
of her son, Capt. Capers G. Barr, 
Jr. in Norfolk. Survivors are an- 
other son, Robert, in Spokane, Wash., 
a daughter, Elizabeth, (wife of Colo- 
nel W. Cullen Capehart, U.S.M.C, 
Camp LeJeune, N. C.) and her sister 
Lyde. Her husband died a year be- 

After she received her B.A., Ruth 
returned to Salem for two years and 
taught and studied music, receiving 
her piano diploma in 1911. She mar- 
ried that year and moved to George- 
town, S. C, where she was active in 
cultural circles. She organized the 
Music Club, was choir director of the 
Baptist church and later member of 
the EpiscopaL church choir. 

I\lAKY P. Oliver 
Route #2, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mary Howe Farrow, since her re- 
tirement as case worker in the Wel- 
fare Department at Greenville, S. C, 
in August, 1959, has been doing vol- 
unteer work at the General Hospital 
information desk and also with the 
W. S. 0. She says both activities are 
interesting and rewarding as they af- 
ford the pleasure of being useful and 
helpful to others. She urges our class 
to continue contributions to the Leh- 
man Chair of Literature and also 
suggests that all contemporary classes 
that were taught by Miss Lehman 
consider giving to the Lehman Fund 
on their 50th Reunion. 

A recent Winston-Salem paper car- 
ried an interesting article on the 
work Maude Reynolds is doing in the 
Wentworth school with her 78 pupils 
in art and piano. A picture shows 
Maude viewing one of the murals 
which her art pupils have been per- 
mitted, and encouraged by the school 
authorities, to paint on the walls of 
the school rooms depicting a variety 
of scenes as tobacco fields, circus 
parades, barns, Indian village, ani- 
mals, etc. One of her pastels took a 
first place ribbon in the Danville, 
Va.. Fair Association last year. 

Rena Hoyt Clark, daughter of 
I-ouise Wilson Clark of Tarboro, N. 
C, who is a student at Mt. Vernon 
(College, Washington, D. C, was 
selected by the N. C. Society of Wash- 
ington as their choice for the Cherry 
Blossom Festival this spring. Rena 
is a Salem Academy graduate of 

We extend our sympathy to Claudia 
Shore Kester on the death of her 
sister, Mrs. Lou Ella Shore May on 
January 30. Mrs. May was a student 
at Salem Academy 1895-1898. 


Our best wishes for a speedy re- 
covery to May Dalton and Anna 
Farrow who are patients at Baptist 
Hospital in Winston-Salem, and to 
Anna Og'burn in City Hospital. 

Beulah Peters Carrig 
143 Huntington Ave. 
Buffalo 14, N. Y. 

50th Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Come to Salem for a Gala Day on 
our Golden Anniversary! 


Margaret Brickenstein Leinbach 
and Pattie Womack Petzer, '14, and 
their husbands enjoyed a trip to 
Hawaii in March. 

Judith Parker Falkener says "My 
work as House Regent at Stratford 
College in Danville, Va., is challeng- 
ing and stimulating. Students today 
are more frank and open than we 
were at Salem in yester years, but 
principles and goals are the same. 
Some of my sweetest memories ai'e of 
Misses Elizabeth Heisler and Emma 
Lehman . . . and both Bishop and Dr. 
Howard Rondthaler were inspirations 
of enduring influence. My love to all 
who remember. Are there Salem 
alumnae in Danville?" 


Margaret Blair McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

We asked Hope Coolidge to tell 
about her varied and interesting 
position at Abbot Academy, a girls' 
preparatory school located 23 miles 
north of Bbston. 

She writes: "Our family consists 
of 225 girls, 25 resident faculty and 
42 members of the staff. Each week 
I plan the menus and confer with 
the chef. There may be parties or 
entertainments to be planned for, — 
formal or informal, — and usually 
there is something in the offing for 
a small or a large group. 

Next comes a trip to Boston and 
Faneuil Hall Market where the mar- 
ket men in straw hats and long white 
cotton coats are as picturesque as 
they were 50 years ago. In this whole- 
sale and retail area are many historic 
spots which have to do with the be- 
ginnings of our country. Frequently 
I may have a visitor with me who 
wishes to see some of these land- 

At the school I have an able as- 
sistant who is in charge of the maids 
and the details of the housekeeping. 
Together we set up work schedules. 
Massachusetts is quite particular 
about the number of hours worked 
and the rate of pay for different 
kinds of work. One must conform. I 

employ the staff for the food services, 
dormitories, infirmary and laundry 
and buy the household supplies for 
each department. 

As the school has acquired some 
lovely old New England Houses in 
the neighborhood, it has been very 
interesting to refurnish them, adapt- 
ing them to the uses of the school. 
The current effort is fitting up a 
colonial house on the campus as head- 
quarters for the Alumnae Associa- 
tion. As in all schools, the time comes 
for major projects to take time and 
thought. A few years ago it was the 
modernizing of the laundry. Last 
summer it was the enlarging and re- 
arranging of the school kitchen. 
Every summer renovation of various 
portions of the plant must be plan- 

After 21 years in the same place 
I find the job growing up about me. 
A few years ago when the Home 
Economics department was discon- 
tinued, I found I was buying the 
school blazers, the class sweaters, the 
white dresses which every girl must 
wear on occasion, and seniors' com- 
mencement gowns. Any spare time, 
I can use for keeping track of daily 
food costs, invoices, inventories and 

A break comes (mid-week or week- 
end) when I get into my new Peugeut 
40.3 and drive to Cousin Minnie in 
Concord 21 miles away. She is a young 
87 and still drives her car. I return 
refreshed. The Theatre Guild and the 
Boston Symphony series are nice 
reasons for taking off to the city 
every now and again. Be sure and 
stop by Andover and Concord if you 
come this way. There is plenty of 
history here too." 

Mary Grogan Hughes was in the 
mountains of North Carolina last 
summer, and became interested in the 
precious and semi - precious gems 
found there. She even climbed into 
a ruby mine and did her own dig- 
ging! Now Mary is studying jewelry- 
making at the Arts and Crafts 
Center, and is mounting and setting' 
her own stones. 

Another highlight of Mary's year 
was a visit to Mattie Lee in Raleigh, 
in November, at which time they at- 
tended a luncheon of the English 
Speaking Union. At Christmas time, 
Mary was in Charleston, and was 
present at the High Pontifical Mass 
in the Cathedral, at midnight on 
Christmas Eve. 

Lucy Hadley Cash resigned, on 
January first, from her position with 
the Forsyth County Health Depart- 
ment. She now has more time to visit 
with her mother, sisters and brother 
in Mt. Airy, and with her five fine 
sons, who live in Florence, Alabama ; 
Knoxville, Tennessee; New Haven, 
Connecticut and Winston-Salem. 

Addie McKnight Whicker has rea- 
son to be proud of her successful 
children. Her sons are professional 
men. Thomas Austin practices den- 
tistry in Thomasville. J. Hubert, Jr. 
is an attorney in North Wilkesboro, 
and Charles Finch an obstetrician 
and gynecologist there. Addie's 
daughters are Mrs. Harry Kellett of 
Greensboro and Mrs. Don Reins of 
North Wilkesboro. 

Lucy and Addie and Margaret Mc- 
Cuiston are conceited over the num- 
ber of their grandchildren. Lucy has 
eight, and Addie and Margaret, nine 
each. These three proud grandmas 
want to know whether any other 
member of 1914 can equal their re- 

A good letter from Laura Riden- 
hour Gibson tells us that she is still 
teaching second grade in Concord. 
Her daughter Frances, Mrs. Frank 
Taylor, lives in Columbus, Ga., and 
has two sons, Bob, 11 and Steve, 7. 

1^ Blanche Allen 
"^ 330 Irvin St., 
^^ Eeidsville, N. C. 

Are reunion plans in the making? 
Salem needs to know. 

Gertrude Vogler Kimball of Akron, 
Ohio, writes: "I have been married 
32 years. We have no children. My 
husband retired in 1959 and we are 
enjoying the chance to travel. Last 
fall we went to Puerto Rico and St. 
Thomas and plan an auto trip to the 
West Coast in April." 

Kathleen Moore says: "My life in 
Selma, Ala., is a busy one. I have a 
dress shop, antiques and a book shop 
in my house. When I was at Salem 
art was my major interest, and now 
after a long interruption, I am back 
at portrait painting. The last two 
springs I have studied under a master 
in Florence, Italy. Who wants to 
join me in the spring of 1961, when 
back I go? 

I am also one of the Salem girls 
who is in Woman's Who's WJio of 
America. So my life is a stream of 


Betsy Bailey Eames 
(Mrs. Richard D.) 
38 Crescent St., 
Waterbury 10, Conn. 

Katherine Graham Howard visited 
Salem in February and made two ex- 
cellent speeches. One, in student as- 
sembly, the other at the annual meet- 
ing of Friends of the Library. At the 
latter, her talk entitled "The Fair 
Way of Making Friends" was illus- 
trated by her beautiful pictures of 
the Brussells World Fair. As deputy 
commissioner general, she was the 
only woman representative of any 
country, and received royalty as well 
as a Salem student tour. 

From Salem she went to Danville 
to speak on Civil Defense. 

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Buddie Hearn Nicolson, after many 
years of teaehiriK, is enjoying- her 
leisure and much social activity in 
Albemarle. She will again spend 
Easter in Florida. 

Sympathy to Mary Denny whose 
95-year-old mother died in March. 
Mary had made a home for her in 
Charlotte for many years. 

1^--, Marie Crist Blackwood 

Jsjd (Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 

C3 1116 Briavcliff Road 

(Ireensboro. N. C. 

Mary Entwistle Thompson says 

she is not active in anything, but her 

I g-randchildren take up much of her 

I time. Her daughter, with two daugh- 

: ters, lives in Charlotte, and Mary en- 

1 joys them so much. Dr. Thompson 

has been an invalid for ten years, but 

is able to get around. She invites a 

telephone call or a visit if any of you 

are in Charlotte. 

Helen Long Follett enjoys the con- 
tact of mail, because of the link with 
Salem where we spent such a happy 
four years. She and her husband 
visited in Rockingham with the 
family in October. She has given up 
skiing but enjoys golf. 

Mary Feimster Owen is getting 
along splendidly with her teachers in 
the Teacherage at Roanoke Rapids. 
She also enjoys her grandchildren, 
as her son lives in the same city. 

Lois Spotts Mebane writes that 
Florence Renneker Perdew died sud- 
denly in January with a heart attack. 
This was a shock. Lois had com- 
mented earlier on her youthful ap- 
pearance and beauty. The Mebane 
family will celebrate Dr. Mebane's 
100th birthday in June. Almost total- 
ly blind, he learned to type at 98, and 
now is enrolled in a class in Applied 
Psychology which meets three nights 
a week. 

I visited Salem in February, with 
three prospective Salemites from 
Greensboro. I saw Lelia Graham 
Marsh for a minute only as she was 
busy addressing your Bulletins. The 
four of us had a wonderful time. 
Two of the g'irls, who had visited 
Williamsburg, said Salem had truer 

Mary Hunter Deans Hackney 
(Mrs. John N.) 
P.O. Box 1476 
Wilson, N.C. 

Mary Hunter will write up news 
... if you-all will report it to her. 
Le Graham saw her, Doris and Mary 
Edwards at a Salem luncheon in 
Rocky Mount in March, and had a 
brief visit with Marion Hines Rob- 
bins. Marion's daughter, Erwin, will 
be married in May in Pensacola, 
when her finance, Edward Blackburn, 
finishes one round of his air force 

Margaret Brietz is doing specia- 
lized social work in Montgomery, Ala. 

Have Mary Lancaster and Martha 

McKellar stopped teaching? Salem 
needs to hear from them. 

Margaret Newland is enjoying her 
concentrated work in English with 
the "gifted" pupils in Charlotte. 

Frances Ridenhour White has a 
second grandson in Spartanbui'g, S. 


Reunion— May 28, 1960 

No word has come to Salem about 
reunion. Is it "to be, or not to be"? 

Dorothy Witt Moffett's aviator son 
David married a California girl last 
June. He is going with a San Franci- 
sco firm soon. Her older boy, DeWitt, 
has three children in Dallas, Texas. 

Sympathy to Kate Thomas Dalton, 
whose husband died in March. Kate 
has a married daughter and one 


'No Correspondent) 

Evelyn Thorn Spach's son, Fred- 
erick, married Gerrii Smith of Char- 
lotte in January. 

Ted Wolff Wilson's latest travels 
were to the flower show in New York 
and to Florida. When in Raleigh the 
new grandson is her absorbing in- 

Ruth Crouse Guerrant's daughter 
Betsy won Salem's "Miss Student 
Teacher" title and was presented at 
the NCEA conference in Asheville. 
Betsy graduates in May. 

2^_ Edith Hanes Smith 
Jf (Mrs. Albert B.) 
O) Bo.x 327 

Junesboro, Ga. 

The death of Elizabeth Connor 
Harrelson on March 29 is a great 
sorrow to the class, Salem and 
North Carolina. 


Nettie Allen Thomas Voces 
(Mrs. Henry E.) 
■i')i Kentucky Ave. 
Alexandria, Va. 

CHRISTMAS brought greetings 
from Lois Neal Anderson, Lilian 
Watkins, and Mary Bradham Tucker, 
but not as much personal news as 
we'd like to have. 

Olive Belle Williams Roscoe wrote 
from Atlanta of a wonderful sum- 
mer of jaunting about the country 
on business with George. She said: 
"I start teaching regularly — choral 
music — in high school January. 

Eleanor Shaffner Guthrie's first 
grand-daughter, born November 30, 
is also Eleanor. 

Mary Howard Turlington Stewart 
was in Washington before Christmas. 
We missed having a visit, but en- 

joyed catching up by telephone. Mary 
Howard, as president of the St. Louis 
Branch, AAUW, attended a conven- 
tion in Kansas City. Both sons are 
in medical school after being grad- 
uated with honors from Davidson. 

Sarah Herndon's new book, co- 
authored with three faculty associ- 
ates, is so highly favored that a 
second book by the same group is in 
the planning stage. I am sure the 
Class will want the Salem Library to 
have an autographed copy, with af- 
fectionate recollections of Miss 
"Purple Cow" Albright, Miss "Tweed 
Knickers" deBarritt, and Mr. J. 
Wesley Taylor, who, after getting us 
through English Literature, still had 
the patience to inscribe the Declara- 
tion of Independence, or something 
equally inspiring', on a 3 cent stamp, 
old style of course. Some of the cur- 
rent stamps are so large they'd curcr 
the Declaration! 

Pauline Turner Doughton and your 
long-time, if not always too faithful, 
reporter had a grand celebration 
when Pauline was en route home 
from a Christmas visit with her son, 
Tom, in his first year at West Point. 
For the sake of Pauline's lovely 
daughters, Betsy, with FBI in Wash- 
ington, and Jon Lee, secretary to a 
professor, Chapel Hill, we tried to be 
reasonably sedate. 

Lois Straley Feagans lives in Fair- 
fax, Va., where her husband is a 
prominent doctor. 

2K E. P. Parker Roberts 
O' (Mrs. B. W.) 

1503 W. Pettigrew St. 
Durham, N. C. 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

On November 13th the Wilson 
Times carried a picture of the home 
and yard of Lou Woodard Fike. It 
had been chosen as the "yard of the 
month" by the garden department of 
the Woman's Club. 

The most exciting news from Lou 
is the marriage of her daughter, Mary 
Hadley Fike to Dr. Lloyd Griffin, 
Jr. on April 23, 1960. Dr. Griffin is 
a dentist in Elizabeth City, N. C. 

At a December wedding in Con- 
cord I saw Ruth Crowell Howard, 
who is as pretty as ever. Frances 
Ridenhour and Catharine Carpenter, 
also Salemites, were there and I was 
pleased to see them. 

Hannah Weaver Johnson's hus- 
band has been ill and has retired. 
They will go to Asheville in 1961. 
Her" daughter, Anna, has remarried 
and lives in California. 

Ella Aston Rhodes is expecting a 
second grandchild in June. 

On January 9th, I was putting 
away Christmas clutter and fell and 
broke two bones in my heel, and have 
not walked since. A card from Eliza- 
beth White McMillan challenges me 
to a bridge game the next time I 
visit Mary Shepard Edwards in 

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Thelraa Pillsbury Scotland's g'ener- 
ous check to the Alumnae Fund has 
given a big boost to the class credit. 
Let's all try to have a part in the 
Fund in this reunion year. 

How many of you are planning to 
come to Salem on May 28th for 
Alumnae Day? It is our 35th reunion. 
Please meet me there for I want to 
see all of you again. 


Margaret Hartsell wrote that ill- 
ness had prevented her sending her 
usual news reports. We are happy to 
hear that she is making a good re- 

Anna Redfern Powell tells us that 
her son, Charles, is a sophomore at 
Georgia Tech, and her husband is an 
official with J, B. Ivey & Co. in 
Charlotte. She said, "It has been a 
long time since I was at Salem, but 
all my memories are happy ones." 

A letter from Mary Miller Falke- 
ner Humphrey recommending a stu- 
dent applicant, brought welcome news 
of her own family : "We moved from 
Goldsboro to Washington 15 years 
ago when my husband became an at- 
torney in the General Accounting- 
Office, Our daughter graduated from 
UNC in 1957 and now has a position 
in Washington. Our son is a fresh- 
man at Cornell. I am now teaching 
kindergarten and love it! 

Mv mother, Marv Miller Falkener, 
Salem, 1891, died in 1958, while visit- 
ing my sister in Tokyo." 

Our s y m p a t h y to Margaret 
Vaughan Summerell, whose husband 
died in February, He was president 
of the Lafar Mills in Gastonia. 
Margaret's elder daughter, Ellen, will 
be married this spring. 

.Joy Bowers says: "I am still teach- 
ing at the N. C. School for the Deaf, 
and have a precious class of nine 
little five-vear-olds." 

Keuuioii — May 28, l»fiO 

Margaret Vick McLenan needs to 
know who is coming to reunion, as 
she wants to plan a picnic supper 
for the crowd at her home that Sat- 
urday night. 

Pauline Barkley Puckett has been 
in Plainfield, N. J. since 1958. when 
her husband breame director of sales 
for American Cvanamid Co. in New 

Churchhill Smith Jenkins' daughter 
is Salem's student government presi- 
dent for 1960-61. 

'V2.5 Hevmilape Road 
CliaHotte 7, N. C. 

A letter from her husband tells 
Salem of the death of Essie Hend- 
ricks White in Windsor on July 27, 


' J> 1-4 Raleigh Apts., 
^ Raleifih. N. C. 

Carrie Braxton McAlister's exhibi- 
tion of 24 of her paintings, collages 
and drawings at the Miami Museum 
of Modern Art was her tenth show- 
ing. Her work was exhibited in San 
Francisco in January before the 
Miami show in February-March. 

Frances Caldwell Prevost wrote of 
Mary Alice Beaman Copenhaver's re- 
cent death after an illness of five 
years. "Martha Davis Schofield and 
I kept in close touch with her since 
1957 reunion. She was so courageous 
and an inspiration to all who knew 
her." A tribute in an Episcopal 
Church paper told of her devotion to 
her church and her influence in form- 
ing a prayer group at Emmanuel 
church in Farmville. She is survived 
by her husband and mother. 

Frances, still teaching 2nd grade, 
sees Anna Macon Ward, now a first 
grade teacher in Wilmington. 
Frances' daughter will be ready for 
college in 1961. We hope she enters 

A magnificent surprise gift of 
$250 from Ghilan Hall Kircher is 
credited to the Rondthaler Scholar- 
ship Fund, with grateful thanks from 


Zina Vologodsky Popov in Austral- 
ia wrote Eleanor Cain Blackmore: 
"Please believe that I have never 
forgotten Salem, as its influence on 
me is indelible. Those were four very 
happy years and I appreciate all my 
wonderful, unforgettable friends. A 
token is enclosed in loving memory 
of Mrs. James A. Gray, Sr. Every 
good wish to Salem". 

It was good to hear from Ruth 
Price Patten in Mount Olive; 
"Serious eye trouble prevented me 
from finishing at Salem. I have lost 
the vision in one eye, but otherwise, 
am doing fine." 

V_JI Kjy { No Correspondent ) 

25th Reunion— May 28, 1960 

If the class of '35 fails to observe 
this important Reunion, it will be a 
dubious "honor" . . . and a great dis- 
appointment to Salem. 

Jane Williams White is doing fine 
work for Salem as director of 
alumnae in four N. C. districts. .\s 
presiding officer at an area luncheon 

in Durham her efficiency was dis- 
played along with the Williams wit. 
Frankie Linney Brewer is president 
of the Raleigh club. 

Sympathy to Sarah Clancy in the 
recent death of her father. 

Virginia Bailey Blanck has been 
traced to Gastonia. Her husband is 
in mill business. 

Margaret Flynt Crutchfield and 
Sarah Jetton hold the record as the 
most regular contributors to the 
Alumnae Fund. 

Ollie H a m m o n d Ligon's lovely 
daughter Lynn is VP of Student 
Government next year. She will grad- 
uate in home economics in 1961. 

Martha McNaik Toii 
(Mrs. W. H.) 
313 Piince St., 
[.aiirinburs, N. C. 

Thanks to Virginia Taylor Cal- 
houn for her address: 4300 Oakdalo , 
Rd., McLean, Va., and the news that 
Capt. C. R. Taylor is currently at-'l 
tending the National War College in 
Washington. Her activities center in' 
chairmanship of Navy-Marine-Coast 
Guard Wives, vice-president of Wom- 
en's Auxiliary of St. Mary's Epis- 
copal Church, and her young daugh- 

Edith Binder Morgan's husband is ' 
Dean of the School of Health and 
Physical Education at Ithaco College, 
Ithaca, N. Y. They have two daugh- ' 

Ellen Moore Kimbrough in Green- 
wood, Miss, says: "A daughter, 10, a 
son, 7, a delightful husband, two 
bird dogs, one kitty, two Easter ducks 
fill our household. Our town of 20,000 
in the Delta region seldom lacks for 
activity. We have Community Con- 
certs, Little Theatre, Art Assn., World 
Book Discussion Group, and if one 
isn't careful, it's possible to be a 
Scout leader, officer in Church Aux- 
ilary, Junior Auxiliary, Garden Club, 
and on Red Cross, polio and other 
drives — all at the same time! There's 
marvelous fishing, duck and quail 
hunting, "Lounging on the Levee" is 
almost a thing of the past. I extend 
an invitation to come to Mississippi. 
It's a wonderful place!" j 

Alice Horsfield Williams wrote: < 
"Our sixth child and fourth daughter, 
Alice Marianne, arrived Feb. 29th. 
She is named for my father's mother 
and for me." 

Jane Alice Billing Todd 
(Mrs. J. Y.) 
1011 Woodland Drive, 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Reunion — May 28, 1960 

We have been working on correct 
addresses of class mates so that Lib 
Hendrick can write about our 20th 
reunion. If you do not hear from 
Henny soon — write to her at 21 
Lanark Road, Chapel Hill, send her 
your address, AND tell her vou will 
be at Salem on May 28, I960'. 

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It was a pleasant surprise to re- 
ceive Sara Harrison Hart's Christ- 
mas card with a wish from 'Me, too' 
— announcing" the addition of young- 
Jack to the family. 

Betty Sanford Chapin stays busy 
with substitute teaching and a son in 
the eighth grade, while daughter 
Jane is away in school. 

I wish all of you could see the 
colored picture of her lovely children 
which Grace Gillespie Barnes sent. 
She says, "Have had a delightful 
time with Number Five. The other 
children adore him, and he has been 
; nothing but a pleasure to all of us." 
;We hope her Mother is improving 
i after a stroke in December. 
( Our sympathy to Lib Carter Stahl 
I who lost her father in December. 

Ida Jennings Ingalls now has a 
permanent address. "Chuck" is out of 
the Navy, and they have settled in 

Mary Ven Rogers Yocum told of a 
hot, dry summer in Ithaca, N. Y. and 
how much they appreciate water after 
a shortage. Her two sons and a 
daughter are handsome children. 
They are a very active family, and 
all love the out-of-doors. 

It was nice to run into Muriel 
Brietz Rider in Winston-Salem last 
fall on one of our 'medical trips' and 
to meet her two daughters. They re- 
turned to their home in Phoenix, 
Arizona, for Christmas. 

J. Y. and I enjoyed a trip to New 
York last summer with John as a 
guide. We did not get to see "My 
Fair Lady" then, and we were de- 
lighted to see it in Charlotte recent- 
ly. The children are thrilled with our 
big snow. The nicest part for me has 
been the cancellation of many meet- 
ings, etc., and time to stay at home. 
I am sorry that I do not have more 
news about other classmates — but I 
can't invent things! Perhaps you are 
saving it to tell at reunion. Hope so! 


Marvel Campbell Shobb 
(Mrs. A. T.) 
4002 Dogwood Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Betty Belcher Woolwine's new ad- 
dress is Qtrs. 63, West Point, N. Y. 
Husband Walter, is Treasurer of the 
Military Academy. Betty says that 
West Point is a wonderful place for 
the children, Jimmy 13, Susan, 10, 
and Carol 1. Her "door is open" to 
any Salemites in that neck of the 
woods. Just let her know! 

Congratulations to Pollyanna Evans 

Wall, sixth grade teacher at Joyner 

School in Greensboro, who received a 

Master's in Education last May from 

WCUNC, after five year's of Satur- 

\ day classes plus taking care of chil- 

i dren — Robert, Jr., first grader; Mary 

; Elizabeth, 4; and husband. Bob. 

We're mighty proud of this ambitious 

girl ! 

Recently your correspondent was 
entertained at a lovely bridge lunch- 
eon in the beautifully appointed 
home of Catherine Harrell Snavely, 
friend and neighbor, who keeps busy 
home-making for her three boys and 
husband Hugh. 

By the grape vine we hear that 
Martha Hine Orcutt of Burlington, 
N. C, has a fourth child, a year old 

Our sympathy to Frankie Tyson 
Blalock, whose father died in Novem- 
ber. Frankie and Ben, (who is the 
Ford Dealer in Wadesboro) have 
three children — Gail, 16, Benton, 11, 
and Susie, 9. Frankie keeps busy as 
district supervisor for World Book 


Marguerite Bettinger Walker 

(Mrs. J. J.) 

230B Claridge Circle 

South Charleston, W. Va. 

Antoinette Barrow Swan's fourth 
child (3rd boy) was born in March. 

Dot McLean McCormick's youngest 
son, Mark, has been confined to a 
wheel chair and crutches for a year 
with a hip ailment. The doctor hopes 
he will be cured in a year with no ill 

When Polly Herrman Fairlie and 
Row came through Lumberton in 
Feb. enroute to Florida they had a 
wonderful evening of chatter with 
Betty Barbour Bowman and Murphy, 
Mickey Craig Daniel and Jimmy, 
Martha Bowman McKinnon and 
Sandy, and the McCormicks. 

Marge McMuUen Moran's Bulletin 
came iDack to Salem from Europe 
with a Ft. Monmouth, N. J. address 
indicated. We'd appreciate confirma- 
tion from Marge herself. 

Margaret Vardell Sandresky's little 
Eleanor is a beauty, and baby Paul 
looks like his grandaddy Vardell. 

The rest of you please send news 
NOW for the "NEXT Bulletin! 

Sympathy to Annie H. Bunn 
Hunter in the loss of her mother in 

Katherine Cress Goodman 
(Mrs. L. G., Jr.) 
24 Pine Tree Road 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Betty Breitz Marshall, seen at a 
Salem dinner of the Durham Club, 
said they had built on a hilltop, 11 
miles out of Durham, her address is 
Rt. 3, Hillsboro. Her twins are big 
girls now. 

Marian Gary O'Keefe is happy with 
baby Nancy and a new house at 1106 
Concordia Dr., Towson 4, Md. 

Our sympathy to Louise Miller in 
the loss of her father in March. 
Louise still teaches at the Presby- 
terian Church kindergarten in 

Ceil Nuchols Christensen's literary 
aspirations are submerged in PTA, 
and activities of housewife and 
mother in Chicago. 

Ceil tells us that Sebia Midyette 
Schmidt is sportswear buyer for a 
swank Chicago shop and her husband 
is an artist with the Sun-Times. 
They have a daughter, 8. As for her- 
self, Ceil says : "I'm resigned to dogs, 
cats, CHILDREN and PTA at pre- 

Sara Henry Ward is women's chair- 
man of the $750,000 drive for a new 
hospital wing in Lumberton. She al- 
so helped plan the Salem luncheon in 
L. in March. 


Mary Ellen Byrd Thatcher 
(Mrs. W. B.) 

2817 N. Thompson Rd., N. E. 
Atlanta 19, Ga. 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Salem has had no word from Presi- 
dent Thatcher about reunion! Mary 
Ellen is so absorbed in house-building' 
we wonder if she has delegated the 
call to reunion to another officer? 

Kathleen Phillips Richter wrote: 
"It was with delight that we moved 
to Charleston, S. C. Though we loved 
living in New York, it was our de- 
sire to locate here where we hope to 
live "happily ever after". Emily 
Harris Amburgey, Betty Grantham 
Barnes and I are coming to reunion 
in May." 

Joyce Wooten Witherington's 
daughter, born Sept. 25, bears her 

Elizabeth Willis White 
(Mrs. Eugene) 
184 W. Heffner St., 
Delaware, Ohio 

Not a syllable from President Lou 
Stack Huske since her election 4 
years ago! And the rest of the class 
seems to follow her bad example. 

Miss Marsh saw Senora Carrow 
and Doris Wilson at a Salem lunch- 
eon in Rocky Mount in March . . . 
Peggy Witherington Hester was at 
Salem for Executive Board meeting, 
of which she is secretary. 

Lynn Williard Mclnnis has two 
children in High Point, and is active 
in music circles there. She took her 
degree at High Point College with a 
music major. Her husband is with 
a tire company in Greensboro and 
she is a bank teller in High Point. 


Eva Martin Bullock 

2838 Thornhill Rd., Apt. 23-A 

Birmingham 13, Ala. 

Eva Martin's promised report 
failed to reach this deadline. 

Elaine Loving Hix says she has 
worked for iy2 years as laboratory 
technician at the Medical College of 
S. C. in Charleston, and finds "epi- 
demic Staph" very interesting. 


Louise Taylor F e r r e 1 1 ' s son, 
Marvin, arrived March 6. Her Molly 
is three . . . Anne Barber Strickland 
is the new president of W-S Junior 
Leas'ue, succeeding- Margaret Patter- 
son Wade, '41. Salem girls serve in 
top .comjnunity posts. 


Jeanne Dungan Greear 
(Mrs. Calvin G.) 
603 Picadilly Circle 
Gastonia, N. C. 


Marilyn Watson Massey 
222 Perrin Place 
Charlotte 7. N. C. 

Peggy Blum Hill announced the 
arrival of son, Alfred, Jr., in Novem- 
ber to join 3rd grader, Sara, and 1st 
grader, Denny. Her husband is re- 
modeling his optometric office in 

Peggy Broaddus Douglas and 
family are giving up with regrets 
their "100-year-old roomy barn" in 
Union, S. C. and are now in a new 
house. She told of Mary Harriet 
White working in Atlanta now. Ad- 
dress and news, Mary Harriet! 

Nancy Carlton Burchard reports 
from McLean, Va. on her three 
youngsters — the youngest. Bob, is a 
carrot top. Nancy tutors in English 
and occasionally works on a nearby 

In Midland, Texas, Alice Chiles 
Tillett has had a busy year adding 
to their house and spending most fall 
weekends hunting with husband 

Since replies to my cards were al- 
most nil this time, I'd like to take 
the opportunity to report on the 
Charlotte Alumnae Club, which has 
done wonders under the past leader- 
ship of Mary Bryant Newell and pre- 
sent leadership of Mary Davis David- 
son — both class of '48. 

Two aims of the club have been to 
interest girls in Salem and to pro- 
vide a scholarship for a Mecklenburg 
gii'l. In the fall we have a coke party 
for the students going to Salem and 
in the winter have the same for 
prospective students — at our last 
party we had thirty girls. 

In November we start organizing" 
our Moravian Cookie Sale by appoint- 
ing captains, ordering cookies, etc. 
CThis year, as last, much of the work 
fell on Betty Wolfe Boyd, '49). This 
year we almost doubled our 1958 
sales — and the amazing thing is that 
the cookies practically sell them- 
selves. If any alumnae are interested 
in this project, I do wish they would 
write me for details. 

It's a wonderful feeling to know 
our club is helping a fine student at 

We grieve to report the February 
death of Margaret Spillman Doboy 
after a long illness. Our sympathy to 
Dr. Doboy and the children in Char- 
lottesville, Va. . . . and to Nancy 
Mercer Smith, whose husband died 
suddenly in March, leaving her with 
five children in Whiteville, N. C. 

Cal and I are proud parents of a 
daughter, Garnett Greear, born Jan- 
uary 25. This give us three girls. 

Helen Brown Hobson, Ed and three 
children moved to Spartanburg in 

Garnett Claiborne Martin added a 
son to her three daughters in Jan- 

Margery Crowgery Koogler had a 
son born July 4. 

Janie Fowlkes Lake reports that 
her son, Lee, is now in school and 
that daughter, Anne, is busy at home. 
Godfrey went into the food broker- 
age business for himself in January 
in Richmond. 

"Tootsie" Gillespie Dilling's new 
address is 11 y2 Easterly Avenue, 
Auburn, N. Y. 

June Hale Clark came home from 
the Belgian Congo this summer. She 
has three girls. 

Our sympathy to Dawson Millikan 
Lee and husband in the death of 
Grover's father in December. 

I received a nice letter from Anna 
Morrison Whiddon who says her boys 
are keeping her busy. She enclosed 
a card from Katharine Miller West- 
moreland stating that she spends her 
time taking care of her three children 
at 2021 Outer Drive, Morristown, 

Mary Willis Truluck takes time 
out from her two daughters and son 
by working three mornings a week 
as technician at Shriners Hospital 
for Crippled Children in Greenville, 
S. C. 


Betty McRrayer Sassrr 
(Mrs. Charles E.) 
0"iy 200 Park St. 

MorKanton. N. C. 

Reunion — IMay 28, 1960 

Every one write to President Betty 
(and Salem) that you are coming to 
reunion. You will get your news first 
hand there. 

Bitty Daniels Grieser and "Hank" 
are proud parents of a son born Feb. 
26 in Huntsville, Ala. 

Rebekah Huggins — Mrs. James D. 
Proctor since her remarriage last 
fall — lives in Whiteville. 


11 'Mrs. C. G., Jr.) 

JL ■'rSl Great Plain Ave. 

Neeflham 92, Mass. 

Clinky's report missed this dead- 

Bennie Joe Michael Howe was a 
music teacher for 6 years before mar- 
riage, and a member of the Charlotte 
Symphony Orchestra. She still 
teaches in Gastonia and keeps up 
with Dan, Jr., 2-years old. Daddy 
Dan is a CPA with Stowe Mills. 

Ann Moselev Hardawav lives in 
Laurinburg, N. C. (Box 841) 

Clara L e G r a n d Weatherman's 
second — Elizabeth Hendren — arrived 
Feb. 27. 

Jean Patton French 

5rit (Mrs. Robert T.) 
^ 86 Granger Street 
Wollaston 70, Mass. 

A long letter from Flossie Cole 
Donahoo said: "We've built a house 
complete with music studio and I 
have a full piano g-roup going. I've 
been writing a little "commercial 
music", served as state musical di- 
rector of the "Miss South Carolina'' 
contest, and am now developing new 
music for 1960 Pageant in July. 
Also was the proud recipient of a 
baby-blue convertible at Christmas." 

Betty Parks Mann wrote a won- 
derful letter. It's a joy to hear from J 
one so completely happy with "her' 
lot", as she puts it. Harold is chair- 
man of social studies at Emory-at- 
Oxford, junior division of Emory 
University in Atlanta. He is also a 
musician and has three choruses and 
a church choir. Betty sings in some, 
of the choruses and went with them 
on a tour to Florida in March. Still / 
teaching school, Betty is the proud ', 
mother of Hal, 3, "blond, very ener- 
getic and exasperating some time, i 
and Martha, one, almost auburn- 
haired, a iirue angel, even with , 
teething and mumps." A lover of 
cooking- and collector of cookbooks, 
Betty finds herself decorating fair 
booths, and canvassing for good 
causes. She issues an invitation to 
visit in Covington, Ga., if any of 
you get as close as Atlanta. 

Alice Blake Dobson Simonson and 
3 children returned from 2% years 
in Brazil recently and are in Elkin 
until her husband gets another dip- 
lomatic assignment. 

Edna Wilkerson McCollum told of 
Carolyn, 15 months, and Dr. Don, 
"chief of orthopedics at VA Hospi- 
tal, Durham, until July. We'll have 
about 1% years and then we'll be 
out on our own; and won't that be 

Thanks for adresses from Peggy 
Bonner Smith and news of "Mug- 
gins" Bowman Hutton, who has 
three boys and hopes the expected 
stock will bring a girl. George is in 
his Dad's lumber business in Hick- 
ory and also an alderman on the city 

Dotty Clemmer McCord is located 
at 100 A N. Oak Dr., Eau Gallie 7, 

The Pattons had a delightful visit 
with Barbara Cottrell Hancock in 
January. She has two beautiful 
girls, Blair, 4, and Kim, 2, and live^ 
in a charming Cape Cod house in 
Groveland, Mass. (25 miles north of 
Boston). I was excited to see her 
parents for the first time since 1949. 
I wonder if your ears burned ? We 
talked about all of you. The Han- 
cocks saw quite a bit of Jane and 

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Pat Kelly, when they were in Bus- 
,on, and Barb ran into Marcia Stahl 
^atner in Boston last year. 

Lisa Munk Wyatt wrote that Ron 
is doing' well in personnel business 
in Phila. Lisa planned to resign from 
ler job in April. Thev live at 2067- 
k Mather Way, Elkins Park 17, Pa., 
Lisa had heard from "Jeff" Forrest 
Jenkins, busy in Williamsville, N. Y., 
with little Debbie. 

Celia Spilker Young wrote what 
ihe termed "a novel". They settled 
ast Sept. in Ambler, Pa. (80 Davis 
Road) after four moves in the past 
,3 years. She and Bill have four chil- 
dren : Wendy, 7, David, 5, Jeff, near- 
ly 2, and Patricia Jo, (i months. "We 
[have a lovely colonial home, 4 bed- 
rooms, den, kitchen, dining-, living 
rooms, and a utility room. Celia 
talked with Martha Thies Winn last 
summer. The Winns have two bovs 
in Charlotte, N. C. 

I've enjoyed your letters so much. 
Keep the news coming! 

Anne Simpson Clay 
(Mrs. Richard T.) 
Box 7177 Reynolda St., 
Win.ston-Salem. N. C. 

Ellen Bell Campbell wrote from 
Salt Lake City: "We are here for 
two years while my husband interns. 
[ am teaching 6th grade. We like the 
ty and find the Mormon community 
5uite interesting-." 

Marilyn Moore Davis wrote: "We 
enjoyed our first Christmas in our 
new house with our four children : 
Melinda, 7, Laura and Nancy, the 
twins, nearly 5, and Vic, 2y2. I hope 
we are rearing three Salemites plus 
a gentleman caller at Salem's door. 
Last spring I realized a musical 
ambition and played a two-piano 
benefit concert in Kingsport." 

In a note to Miss Byrd — Hadwig' 
Stolwitzer Broekelmann wrote: "I 
was married in March, 1959 in a 
quiet wedding, as my father had re- 
cently died in a car accident. Jost, 
my husband, works for Shell Oil 
Company in Nurmberg, but we hope 
to be transferred to Munich in 1960. 
That would be lovely as I should be 
lose to Innsbruck and the mountains. 

e had lots of fun furnishing our 
modern apt. in Nuremberg; it is a 
wonderful feeling- to have a home of 
'one's own. 

Il I stopped working for the Chamber 
[of Commerce in Jan. as we shall have 
«i baby in March. Perhaps on your 
inext trip to Europe I shall see you 
In Germany." 



( Mrs. Robert A., Jr.) 
.500 Birchwood Drive 
Higl) Point, N. C. 

Betty McGlaughon has been located 
at last. She works for American Air 
Lines in San Francisco and shares 

an apartment with Sue Harrison at 
2151 Sacramento St. 

Anne Moye Mayo wrote from Tar- 
boro: "I'm busy with my little girl 
and boy but hope to visit Salem in 
the spring". 

Sarah -Sue Tisdale Ferrell's daugh- 
ter and namesake, born last July, has 
not appeared in print. 

Emily Heard Moore 
( Mrs. Jimmy H.) 
Route -■?, Harbor Drive 
Hendersonville, Tennessee 

Reunion— May 28, 1960 

Letters have been rolling in and 
all seem to be planning to come to 
reunion. I wouldn't miss it for the 
world — think of all the news and .gos- 
sip, a few days away from babies . . . 
and a salad at the Steak House! 

Kay Cunningham Berry, Bard, and 
Peter, 2, and baby Constance will 
come from Calif, and base in Dan- 
ville, Va. Kay gets together with 
Sally Reiland, (who is in public rela- 
tions doing well with a TV station), 
and also sees other Salemites who are 
working in San Francisco. She says 
that Sally has her fingers in many 
pies and "Busy, busy, busy" still 
describes our Sally. 

A July 9th wedding is planned by 
Sue Jones and Roy Davis, (David- 
son and Phi Gam). They will live in 
Concord. Mr. Jones has recovered 
from his heart attack and asks about 
all of us. 

Norma Ansell married A. William 
Hahn Feb. 27th in High Point. Bill 
is a senior in the School of Medicine 
of the University of Penna. They will 
live in Phila. till June, and hope he 
may do his internship out West. 
Norma wanted to wear the "class 
garter" when she was married, but 
couldn't locate it. If anyone knows 
its whereabouts, please tell me. 

A letter from Mary Scott Stegall 
says they are in Shalimar, Fla. 
(Box 374). Carroll is minister of 
the First Presbyterian Church in 
Shalimar, which is between Penscola 
and Panama City. They visited rela- 
tives of Carroll's in Havana, while 
the city was under attack by Castro. 
At the fabulous "Tropicana" soldiers 
confiscated their camera. Neverthe- 
less, they found the Cubans very 
friendly. Mary Scott says : "I am an 
alumna of four colleges. It was a 
hard struggle, with babies, etc., but 
I graduated in June, '59 from Fur- 
man University with a BS in home 
economics." They expect baby No. 3 
in July. Ricky is nearly 5, and Val, 
3%. She hears about twice a year 
from Helen Fung in Sin.gapore. 

Sympathy to Betsy Liles Gant who 
lost her father recently . . . and to 
Mildred Spillman, whose sister, Mar- 
garet, '48, died Feb. 1st. Mildred 
was married Jan. 23rd to David 
Griffing- of Youngstown, Ohio, where 
they now live. Betty Lynn Wilson 
Robinson and Phil attended the wed- 
ding in Wilmington. 

Carolyn Watlington Fagan will 
have a little one this summer. Roy's 
work with Transcontinental Gas Pipe 
Line Coi-p. will keep moving from 
New York to Texas. Carolyn talks 
often with Phil Stinnett, now teach- 
ing at Va. Beach. 

Peggy McCanless Efird reports 2 
daughters. She is active in Salis- 
bury clubs and is her father's secre- 
tary in his drapery business. Her 
husband is a salesman. 

As for me — William Stacey ar- 
rived Jan. 8th and is growing fast, 
trying- to protect himself from Caro- 
line, who is exactly 15 months older. 
We visited Jim's mother in Arling- 
ton, Va. in Feb. and I had a chat 
with Nancy Florance Van Kirk. She 
is enjo.ving her new home and neigh- 
bors. She says Mary Ann Raines 
Goslen is expecting in April. 

Again I want to remind the forget- 
ful to remember Salem with a gift to 
the Alumnae Fund. Send check, 
money order or "what have you" 

See you at Salem in May! 

5 Barbara Berry Paffe 

£^ ( Mrs. Clement A., Jr. ) 
V\J) Westover Drive 

Hiirh Point, N. C. 

Emily Baker Hyatt, as new presi- 
dent of the Durham Club, had a fine 
dinner meeting in Feb. attended by 
many Durham-Chapel Hill alumnae, 
and " Dr. Hixson, Miss Marsh and 
Mr. Campbell from Salem. The 
Hvatts took a Duke delegation to 
New York recently. Our sympathy 
to the Hyatts in the loss of a baby 
girl in Sept. 

Louise Barron Barnes' daughter 
was a Christmas present, arriving 
Dec. 22nd. 

Marianne Boyd will marry Grover 
Gore on June 18. 

Rose Dickinson Harlow has moved 
to Asheville (60 Lookout Drive) . . . 
Bunny Gregg Marshall wrote: "Re- 
turned from 3 years in Germany in 
July and we are stationed at Ft. 
Bragg, so close to home!" 

Sara Huff married Dr. Kenneth D. 
Tuck in Nov. and is living in San 
Rafael, Calif. 

Polly Larkins is busy with her 
father's campaign for Governor and 
the "Ladies for Larkins" movement. 

— 3 5- 

Pat Malone Wilson is back in 
Salisbury (238 McCoy Rd.) . . . 
Emily McClure Doar and Tom are 
back in the Army and were at Ft. 
McClellan, Ala. when last heard of 
. . . Mary McClure Phillips' baby 
was a girl, Libby, born last June. 

Denise McLawhorn Smith looked 
lovely at a Salem luncheon in Rocky 
Mount recently . . . Betty Morrison 
Johnson is helping Salem as a dis- 
trict chairman of alumnae . . . 

Libby Norris Jackson and Ted have 
bought and moved into a new house 
— 3 Ellenwood Dr., Asheville. She 
fell in the hall and broke her right 
leg and will be in a cast for 2 months. 
Another little Jackson is on the way. 

Julia Parker Credle will give little 
Carroll a playmate in August. 

Beth Paul Sloan's daughter came 
in Oct. They are settled in Washing- 
ton, N. C, where Tom is in realty 
and farming business. 

Sara Pate Chambers' second child 
was born in Nov. . . . Mary Royster 
Lloyd and little Tommy are in Dur- 
ham while Bill is in Greenland. 

Carolyn Spaugh Farmer had a 
little Texas cowboy in January . . . 
Anne Tesch teaches Latin at Salem 
Academy and has an apt. on Main 

Martha Thornburg Cauble is in 
Bardstown, Ky. We think John must 
be staging "The Stephen Foster 

Dot Tyndall Wimbish has a son. . . 

Betty Brunson is Mrs. Thomas R. 
Wolfe, Jr., . . . address unknown. 

The Paffes are happy in their new 
home in High Point, and have a 
dachshund puppy, which requires as 
much attention as a baby! 


Kate Cobb 

61021.1. Ocean Front 

Viri^inia Beach, Va. 

No news from Kate. LGM pinch- 

Carol Cooke Paschal's baby was a 
girl. . . 

Mary Margaret Dzevaltaukas is 
working in Panama . . . Toni Gill 
Horton's husband is assistant to the 
president of Genesco in Knoxville, 
Tenn. Their daughter is 2Vo. 

Pat Greene wrote: "I love Atlanta 
and teaching 3rd grade in West- 
minister School, tho' it's too far 
from Dan in Boston. Since his Naval 
discharge, he is with GE's training 
program, and after our July Ifith 

wedding, we will live in Lynn, Mass. 
until Sept." 

Patsy Hopkins Heidemann's second 
child is a boy . . . The Lilley family 
will return from Germany this sum- 
mer with Linda Byrum, 2^^. 

Marcia Stanley will be the June 
bride of Junius Randolph Clark, III. 
"Sandy", (Yale '57 and DKE) is 
with Life Magazine in New York. 
Marcia is shopping editor for Seven- 
teen Magazine. In March they visited 
his mother in Shaker Heights, Ohio. 

5^-.^ Miss Martha Jarvjs 
?!< 1267 San Miguel Ave. 

(J> Coral Gables, Fla. 

First Reunion — May 28, 1960 

Jane Bridges Fowler is at Ft. Dix, 
N. J., since Bill entered the Army. 

Anis Ira Daley's daughter came on 
March 2 . . . Gail Landers has been 
pianist at Camellia Garden Restau- 
rant in Atlanta . . . Mary Ann Hag- 
wood plans to work in Miami. 

Connie Rhodes will go to Europe 
this summer ... Is Betsy Smith 
Menefee in Pensacola? 

Co-ed James Bumgardner teaches 
art in Richmond. He has won a num- 
ber of awards, and a painting of his 
has been bought by the N. C. Mu- 
seum of Art. 

Jo Debnam Champion's daughter, 
Jane, was born Oct. 8 in Raleigh . . . 
Mary Hadley Fike married Dr. Lloyd 
Griffin, Jr. April 23. He is a dentist 
in Elizabeth City . . . Sue Gregory 
is leported as Mrs. Larry Anderson 
of Chapel Hill. 

I sent cards about reunion to all of 
you in March, and asked Curt Wrike 
Gramley to be reunion chairman. Let 
her (and Salem) know if you can 
come. I have to teach until June 17 
. . . but you may see me ! 

Barbara McMann enjoys her medi- 
cal secretary job in Washington. 

5(f~\ Marilyn Shull 
^ 9619 Byeforde Rd., 
Kensinjarton, Maryland 

Featuring teachers: Ruth Bennett 
will continue in Lansdowne, Pa., as 
Mrs. Marvin Leach, after a July 9th 
wedding. He is with IBM there. Our 
sympathy to Anne Summerell, whose 
father died recently. 

Teaching in Charlotte and sharing 
an apt. are Mary Boone, Mary Lois 
and Jane Rostan . . . Margie Boren 
wrestles with a 6th grade in Greens- 
boro and makes frequent trips to 
Chapel Hill . . . Bebe Daniel teaches 
science in Charleston, S. C. She mar- 

ried Jan. 9. Julian L. Mason, Jr., 
med student at Medical College of 
S. C. in Charleston. 

Margaret Fletcher resigned from 
teaching in Dec. and resumed work 
with the Boston Symphony. She and 
Jean share an apt. . . . Martha God- 
dard has a music job in Toccoa, Ga.' 

Martha McClure (2nd grade at 
Whitaker School, W-S) has a new 
interest up North — a Yankee named 
Kent. She lives with Sarah Ann, who 
teaches at Hanes High, and still has, 
frequent visits from Sam. 

Faye McDuffie has a 3-year con- 
tract teaching Eskimo children inii 
Kwethluk, Alaska. Audrey Smith'i 
teaches in W-S, and June G. Smith; 
in Duluth, Minn, where the sociaLi 
life of the Air Force offers diver-; 
sions. ' 

Margaret Taylor and Peggy New- 
some teach in Raleigh . . . Ann 
Woley in W-S. . . . Mary Jo Wynne 
teaching Jr. High English, shares an, 
apartment in Richmond with Betsy 
Gilmour, who works with the Juve- 
nile Delinquincy Program. | 


Shan Helms May is in Lincolnton,!,; 
where Glenn has an Esso dealership, j, 

Marian Neaman became Mrs. James 
N. Golding on Dec. 19. She teaches 
1st grade in Asheville and lives ati 
A-1 Beverly Apts. . . . Elizabeth 
Smith married Dr. John Milton 
Miller, Jr., Feb. 20th with Erwin 
Robbins as maid of honor. They are 
in W-S until July, when he enters 
private practice at Virginia Beach. 
. . . Erwin will marry Ed Blackburn 
in May in Pensacola, where he is in 
Air Force training. . . . Noel Vossler 
is now Mrs. Phillip B. Harris of Ft. 
Benning, Ga. 

Babies not reported in last Bulle-' 
tin are Robert Perry, born Jan. 8 to; 
Betty Craig Holeomb and Perry . . .! 
and Deborah Ann, born Dec. 22 to 
Mimi and Joe Bui-t . . . Carol Crutch- 
field Fewell's daughter Jennifer, ar- 
rived in Sept. in Jacksonville, Fla. 

After the summer in Europe as 
leader of a music and arts tour, I am 
at home teaching kindergarten music 
in a private school, continuing my 
studies and teaching piano also. I 
spent a wonderful week in Sweden 
with Malin Ehinger — now Mrs. Gun- 
nar Ohlsson. She sends a Swedish 
"Hello" to all of you. 

Noel Vossler married Philip Harris 
Dec. 19th. After a honeymoon in New 
Orleans, they reported to Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga. 

Jane Irby married Richard Grant 
also on Dec. 19 and is in Raleigh un- 
til he gets his master's at State in 
industrial engineering. i 

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Area Plan for North Carolina 

WESTERN AREA Director, Mrs. W. L. Mauney, 704 W. Mountain St., Kings Mountain 

District 1 Chairman (to be appointed) 

Ciierokee-CIay-Graham-Hay wood- Jackson-Macon-Swain 

District 2 Chairman, Mrs. .1. C. Rickards, Jr., 409 Probare St.. Brevard, N. C. 

Buncombe-Henderson-Madison-McDowell-Mitchell-Polk-Transylvania- Yancey 

District 3 Chairman, Mrs. J. Wesley Jones, Jr., 2.52 Davie Ave., Statesville 

Alexander- Alleghany- Ashe- Avery-Burke-Caldwell-Iredell- Watauga- Wilkes 

District 4 Chairman, Mrs. G. Scott Watson, Jr., 629 Third St., N.W., Hickory 

NORTHERN AREA Director, Mrs. R. Bruce White, Jr., 1.522 Hermitage Court, Durham 

District 6 Chairman, Mrs. J. B. Dunn, 2433 Greenbrier Rd., Winston-Salem 

District 7 Chairman, Mrs. Bruce V. Darden, 606 McGee St., Graham 

District 8 Chairman, Mrs. J. Paul Frizzelle, Jr., 204 Park Drive, Raleigh 
Chatham-Durham-Orange-Person- Wake 

District 14 Chairman, Mrs. Stephen S. Royster, Jr., 119 W. Front St., Oxford 
Franklin-Granville-Halifax-Northampton- Vance- Warren 

SOUTHERN AREA Director, Mrs. C. Morris Newell, 1400 Medford Dr., Charlotte 

District 5 Chairman, Mrs. Basil M. Boyd, Jr., 1816 Maryland Ave., Charlotte 

District 9 Chairman, Mrs. James M. Johnson, 400 W. Broad St., Dunn 

District 10 Chairman, Mrs. Henry B. Wyche, Hallsboro 

District 11 Chairman (to be appointed) 

Brunswick-Duplin-New Hanover-Pender-Sampson 

EASTERN AREA Director, Mrs. W. Ivan Bissette, Grifton 

District 12 Chairman, Mrs. J. Noell Jones, 1103 N. Rhems St., Kinston 
Carteret-Craven- Jones-Lenoir-Onslow-Pamlico 

District 13 Chairman, Mrs. R. T. Simrell, 810 Eastern Ave., Rocky Mount 
Edgecombe- Johnston-Nash- Wayne-Wilson 

District 15 Chairman, Miss Venetia Cox, 405 S. Harding St., Greenville 
Beaufort- Bertie-Greene-Hyde-Martin-Pitt-Tyrrell-Washington 

District 16 Chairman, Mrs. Granbery Tucker, 118 N. Blount St., Edenton 



Published quarterly by Salem College, Publication Office, Salem 
College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Entered as second-class matter 
Jonuary 7, 1 946, ot post office in Winston-Salem, N. C, un- 
der the act of August 24, 1912. 


Calendar Of Coming Evenfs 

Moy 7 — MAY DAY 

4:00 P.M. Pogeont and Coronation of May Queen, Miss Sally Townsend, Moy Dell, Lower Campus 

Commencement — 1 960 

May 28 — Saturday — Alumnae Day 

10:00 A.M. Alumnae Registration and purchose of luncheon tickets ($1.75) Main Hall Portico 

11:00 A.M. 74th Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association, Memorial Hall 

12:45 P.M. Alumnae Luncheon in Corrin Refectory 

2:30 P.M. Reunion Class Meetings 

8:30 P.M. Commencert Concert in Memorial Hall, followed by Reception by School of Music Focultv, 
Upper Campus Courtyard 

May 29 — Sunday 

11:00 A.M. Baccalaureate Service in Home Moravian Church 

Sermon by Bishop Herbert Spough, Minister of the Moravian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C. 

12:30 P.M. Dinner for Seniors and their Families in Corrin Refectory 

3:00 P.M. Commencement Exercises in Memorial Hall 

Address by Dr. Samuel R. Spencer, Jr., President of 
Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia 

June 20-25 

Summer Choir School, Paul Peterson, Director 

Classes Scheduled For Reunions 











Pictured on the cover is a photograph of the excellent portrait of 
Dean Hixson, which was the gift of the graduating class of 1960 to 
the College. It was painted by Ralph Herring, Jr., artist-husband of 
Alice McNeely Herring, '54. 

Dr. Hixson became a member of the Salem faculty in 1936 and 
has been Academic Dean since 1943. 

The 1954 Sights and Insights dedicated to her reads: "Our Aca- 
demic Dean — a woman enthusiastic in her duties, diligently faithful 
in the interest of the school and education, a noted teacher, an ad- 
mirable counselor, a leader among the faculty, and a friend to all". 

Dean Hixson is a native of Augusta, Georgia. She received the 
B.A. from the University of Georgia, and both the M.A. and Ph.D. 
from the University of North Carolina. Graduate study was pursued at 
the Universities of North Carolina, Michigan and Duke, and at the 
American Academy in Rome. 

Her major field is in classical languages and literature; her teach- 
ing experience has included classes in Latin, Greek and history. 

July - I960 

Vol. II No. 4 

Lelia Graham Marsh, Editor — Virtie Stroup, PubUcation Chairman 




Venezuela . . . land of contrasts 

Byline Beth Tartan 

On Our Own in New York 

Speaking of New York 

Around Salem Square 

And at the college . . . 

What Young Alumnae Think 

Faculty At Large 

Commencement — 1960 

74th Alumnae Meeting 

Dr. Gramley's Report 

Alumnae Daughters 

Golden Visit 

Silver Memories 

A Report On Your Alumnae Fund 

Church Related Colleges 

Class Notes 






Venezuela . . . 

land of contrasts 

Ruth Lenkoski Adam, '50 

T IKE MOST OF Latin America, Venezuela is pro- 
gressing rapidly. In some fields progress has 
been fabulous — the people have accomplished in ten 
years what our country did in 100 years. Yet in 
other areas evidence of little advancement is equal- 
ly apparent. Because of these spurts of progress on 
one hand and continued lag on the other, Venezuela 
is a land of great contrasts. These contrasts may 
be delightful, bewildering, frightening, annoying or 
amusing. As for me, these have been four enjoyable, 
but provocative, years. 

My first year was spent teaching second grade in 
a large private school in Maracaibo. When not 
teaching, I was courting with Harroll Adams, a 
Texan working for Creole Petroleum Corporation. 
That year the contrasts did not affect me much. I 
viewed them from a distance since I was under the 
able care of the school, the oil companies, and a 
capable Trinidadian maid. 

That was a boom year for Maracaibo, and I saw 
extremely modern buildings mushroom overnight. 
It was common to see the "broom man" on a 

burro side by side with a Cadillac, and next to a 
new apartment house a mud hut with a corrugated 
tin roof. When we ventured north out of the city 
of a half million, we saw nothing but salt flats and 
an occasional nomadic Guajira Indian traversing 
the arid land. 

Though Maracaibo is located on a great lake of 
the same name, the city is extremely hot and dry. 
For a New Englander it was a tremendous change 
to go without rain for six months. Maracaibo is 
most famous for its "black gold". Over a million 
barrels of oil a day are pumped from the lake bot- 
tom and shore wells. Most of the wells are on the 
opposite side of the lake from the city, and this 
area is densely populated with North Americans 
and Venezuelans, most of whom live in camps. 

The fall of 1957 I returned to Maracaibo as a 
bride instead of a teacher. Hank had rented a new 
modern apartment, but it lacked some of the es- 
sentials. It was a beautiful apartment with a bal- 
cony, but there were no light fixtures, no hot 
water, no screens and no elevator to our third 

The Adams 




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floor. There were three telephones to call from 
room to room and to the downstairs entrance, but 
we couldn't call out into the city, as the system 
was costly and inefficient. The kitchen was so 
small that if you opened the refrigerator you could 
not open the oven door. The rent was $275.00 a 

Suddenly I became acutely aware of prices in this 
oil-rich, inflation-ridden country. One small chicken 
cost $3, imported lettuce $1, tomato soup 15if, ciga- 
rettes GOc? a pack. I soon learned to think in terms 
of Bolivares instead of dollars, and avoided the 
supermarket for little errands and used the "Free 
Market" for produce. As my Spanish improved I 
shopped more wisely. 

Before leaving Maracaibo we lived through the 
revolution. The dictator was overthrown in three 
days. We did not feel we were in danger as long 
as we stayed at home. What was difficult was 
knowing something was going on all around you, 
but not knowing just what it was. 

In contrast to Maracaibo's hot, sea-level eleva- 
tion are the magnificently cool Andes mountains, 
a day's journey from the city. We made several 
delightful trips to various parts of the Venezuelan 
Andes. The accomodations were simple, but ade- 
quate and cheap. The roads and views were equally 
breath-taking. The native people are a different 
type of Indian with their own set of customs. Their 
lives of solitude impressed me more than those 
whom I saw high in the German and Austrian 
Alps. One can sometime envy their separation from 
the world. 

Motoring through Central Venezuela we en- 
countered strange forests, valleys lined with date 
trees, and sparkling rivers with trout sunning in 
the shallows. On the plains we saw fabulous ranch 
country with cattle roaming everywhere, and beau- 
tiful fields of sesame. 

Swinging north toward Caracas the farms were 
smaller, but richer and greener. The highway into 
Caracas was luxurious after the gravel roads of 
the Andes. 

Caracas is a modern wonder of concrete and 
steel. Some of its architecture is ugly and some 
very appealing. It is Venezuela's show place of 
progress. Yet again we encountered lags. The city 
is plagued by severe water shortages, impossible 
traffic snarls and inadequate public transportation. 
Like all big cities, Caracas is a great business and 
cultural center and a melting pot of many nation- 

As we left Caracas for our new home in Eastern 
Venezuela, I was aware of new contrasts. We have 
lived in Quiriquire for two years, and I still wonder 
at the dense green jungles and the torrential rains. 
The humidity makes the heat oppressive, particu- 
lary during the spring and fall, however, air con- 
ditioners make the heat bearable. 

The company provides a golf course, a swimming 
pool, and a nicely landscaped camp. Gardening is 
an interesting pastime as all vegetation thrive here. 
Collecting and cultivating orchids is a favorite 
hobby. Animal life is abundant, with lizards in 
profusion and occasionally we encounter snakes. 
Bats live between the ceiling and roof of our 
houses, and the "pitter-patter" is not always rain! 
I saw a monkey from my breakfast nook one day, 
but truthfully, one may live here for years without 
seeing the wild ones. 

Mary Lee Adams was born here last August. I'll 
always remember having my first baby attended 
by a doctor who lisped in Spanish and this hot, hot 
country. I'll remember, too, the kindness of the 
Venezuelans who nursed me through three months 
of ill health, and presented our daughter with a 
gold bracelet inscribed "Mery A." Her misspelled 
name somehow makes the gesture more touching. 

Now I am preparing to move from South Ameri- 
ca to Northern Africa, We are being transferred 
by Standard Oil of New Jersey to Tripoli, Libya, 
and anticipate a Mediterranean life and a vacation 
in Europe in 1961. 

In some ways I am sorry to be leaving Venezuela. 
I hope I may return in later years and find less 
contrast between cities and villages, rich and poor, 
educated and uneducated, and democratic and re- 
volutionary minds. 




Followers of Beth Tartan, cook, columnist, 
mother, homemaker and Salem graduate, will be 
glad to learn that two of her out-of-print cookbooks 
will be available again this summer. 

Beth Tartan is the byline of Elizabeth Hedgecock 
Sparks. She lives in a 100-year-old brick home in 
Kernersville with her husband. Coy, and four year 
old daughter, Mary Stuart, bstter known as 

North Carolina and Old Salem Cookery and 
Beth Tartan's Cook Book will be available in book- 
stores or from Beth Tartan (Box 41.3, Kernersville) 
by late summer. Her other cookbooks. The Success- 
ful Hostess and Menu Maker and Party Planner, 
are still in print. 

Also in the working stage is The Wifesaver Book, 
which applies the principles of home economics to 


on our Own 


By Patty Kimbrough 

Jane Leighton Bailey 

Marcille Van Liere 

Three jobless, friendless, scared — but determined 
graduates of '59 dared to invade New York last 
summer seeking self-support in that magic city. 
We chose an economical hotel "for young ladies 
only" as our first base, and even the view from our 
balcony of garbage barges floating down East River 
provided entertainment. The only thing that re- 
minded us of Salem was the night watchman — who 
assumed the role of a Dean enforcing social rules: 
no bermudas in the dining room, no pajamas in the 
elevator, no washing clothes in lavatories, no water 
fights with a neighboring men's hotel. 

One hot night when the electricity in Manhattan 
failed, we decided on a bus ride as the cheapest 
way to cool off. We chose an unfortunate bus which 
headed across East River to Brooklyn. After a 
lengthy ride we reached the end of the line, and 
the driver announced that the next bus back to 
Manhattan would leave at 8:30 in the morning. He 
took pity on us, however, and guided us to a sub- 
way. By the time we got back, our hotel looked 
almost like home. 

Apartment hunting in New York is worse than 
room drawing at Salem. It took us three weeks to 
find the one which became home for us and many 
visitors. It is on East 93rd Street, near Central 
Park, the Guggenheim Museum, Billy Rose's house, 
the Russian Orthodox Church, the Armory, (where 
the police force's horses are stabled) and an A&P 
store. It was during those weeks that we became 
accomplished elbow- jabbers in the subway and 
learned how to get the most out of a Southern 

The Breadwinner 

During this period Jane Leighton, the only bread- 
winner, went to her job in the Columbia University 
Bookstore, while Marcille and Patty called on em- 
ployment agencies and personnel departments. After 
weeks of discouraging interviews we found that 
no one wanted a poised and charming young lady 
who could not type — except NBC. Marcille became 
a Guidette and conducted tours through NBC build- 
ings. Patty took a job in the research department 
and is called a "statistical typist". She compares 
the audience watching Perry Mason with that of 
Dick Clark. She also acts as receptionist and de- 
livers coffee to all the big men in the office. 

When Jane's summer work ended, she began put- 
ting her education-psychology courses into practice 
at the Brick Church Nursery School — (a job ten- 
tatively arranged by diligent letter writing before 
she got to New York). Officially she is the school 
secretary, but she also is teacher. Scout leader, 
disciplinarian, nurse and the one who delivers milk. 
Our walls are decorated with colorful drawings by 
eight-year-olds in her Sunday School class. Jane 
now has a summer job with Time Magazine. 

In the fall, Marcille was offered the opportunity 
to use her Salem yearbook experience at Kelly 
Publishing Company, a firm which specializes in 
annuals. On Saturday afternoons, our apartment 
has been cluttered with high school editors seeking 
her advice. 

We have found that New York is the meeting 
place for many friends. Our first weekend in the 
apartment brought Leafy Pollock, who was followed 
by multitudes on Labor Day. The climax came when 
we saw Frankie Cuningham off for Germany, and 
viewed the Labor Day parade. We were entranced 
by the plumbers' union marching up Fifth Avenue 
to the tune of "Onward Christian Soldiers", and 
followed by a float featuring a gaint-sized roach 
perched on a plumbing display. 

That weekend was the first of many which were 
marked by visitors. We not only resorted to our 
floor to accomodate the overflow, but also to that 
of our nextdoor neighbor. This girl, an aspiring 
actress, turned out to be our good friend, and 
brought us into the authentic world of beatniks. 
Our apartment was used for entertaining the over- 
flow at her parties — our porch being the main at- 

Throughout the year Marcille and Patty had 
ample opportunities to practice their home econo- 
mics training. Having company became one of our 
favorite entertainments. Mary Jane Mayhew, who 
was studying at Union Theological Seminary, was 
a frequent guest, as were Marilyn Shull and Mar- 
garet Fletcher, who came in on the weekends. We 


got to be such good customers at the local A&P 
that the clerks became our best friends in the neigh- 
borhood. They were so observant that they always 
commented when we bought extra pieces of chicken, 
and kept a check on what we fed our guests. 

Our entertainment, however, has not been con- 
fined to 21 East 93rd Street. We soon discovered 
that many of our friends were located in or around 
New York. On weekends we made trips to Prince- 
ton, Philadelphia, West Point, Syracuse, and Boston. 
Things to do in New York itself are innumerable. 
Some of our favorites have been: Broadway shows 
(Standing Room Only), Greenwich Village, braving 
the roller coaster at Coney Island, riding the 5C' 
Staten Island Ferry, shopping, concerts, restau- 
rants, museums, and exploring New York in 

As summer approaches and other Salemites head 
for the beaches, we are still breadwinners though 
we will go to The Jazz Festival at Newport. 

Although we won't see Myrtle Beach, we can still 
say — after almost a year in New York — everybody 
ought to do it! 

addendum ♦ ♦ . 

Mrs. Kate Smith Pyron, head of Salem College 
Library, was married June 10 to Professor Richard 
J. M. Hobbs and lives at 250 Glandon Drive, Chapel 
Hill, N. C. Mr. Hobbs taught business law at the 
University of North Carolina until his retirement 
this year, and was dean of the school of business 
administration in 1954-56. 

Mrs. Anna Cooper, formerly at Salem, will return 
from California to become head of the library in 

* * * 

The June death of Salem's good friend and for- 
mer trustee, Mr. Herbert A. Pfohl, is reported 
with sadness. His son Cyril and daughter, Agnes 
Pfohl Eller, '23, a few years ago honored him by 
establishing the H. A. Pfohl Awards ($100) given 
yearly to a senior and a faculty member for out- 
standing service and influence. Recipients at Com- 
mencement were Rosemary Lane, '60, and Professor 
Jess Byrd, head of the English department. 

Speaking of New York 

LYNN HAMRICK, '58, who has completed two 
of her three year course at Juilliard, dehghted a 
Salem audience by repeating her spring voice re- 
cital in Memorial Hall. 

She writes: "The courses I have benefited most 
from are vocal repertoire with Sergius Kagen, 
which gives excellent training and performance op- 
portunities, and English Diction under Madeline 
Marshall, a woman who in my opinion is the 

As for life in New York, it is all and more than 
I had expected! I have been often to the Metropoli- 
tan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, the museums, 
plays and Broadway musicals; and to the Bach 
Festival each spring in nearby Bethlehem, Pa. 

New York, as any other large city, develops in- 
dependence in young people and gives them a dif- 
ferent and more mature sense of values than are 
learned in the sheltered environment of a home- 

I have had little time for professional work, hav- 
ing carried 29 hours each of the four semesters at 
Juilliard. However, I have sung in several Man- 
hattan churches, the most inspiring (musically) be- 
ing the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation at 35th 
and Madison. At present I am soprano soloist at 
the Second Reformed Church in Hackensack, New 
Jersey, a lovely, warm church to which I shall re- 

turn next year. I also have a job for the Jewish 
high holidays in September and October; a valuable 
opportunity to learn something of the Jewish ser- 

My biggest break has been recording a series of 
children's records (first-sixth grades) for the 
Silver Berdet Publishing Company under Fine Re- 
cordings label. These records accompany excellent 
song books for public school music. The series will 
be used next year in all North Carolina schools. 
This is the organization that has a summer work- 
shop for teachers at Appalachain State Teachers 
College in Boone, N. C. Recording the series was 
a wonderful opportunity and a stimulating exper- 

The next series of Silver Berdet will be choral 
and solo recordings (RCA) for junior high schools. 
Since I will be in summer school at Wake Forest, 
I will have to miss most of these, but I shall go to 
New York in July to record several numbers for 
which they particularly want my voice. 

In June, 1961, I will receive my Master's degree, 
having been at Juilliard a year longer than antici- 
pated. However it will have been well worth the 
expense and time. I have an excellent voice teacher 
in Madam Marion Freschl, I have acquired interest- 
ing friends and I am stacking up a world of unfor- 
gettable experiences. 

Tobacco shop : 

The Miksch dwelling was restored 
to its original 1771 appearance in 
1960. As Welfare's Drug Store it 
was a favorite rendezvous for Salem 
girls for many years. 


Salem Square 

Returning alumnae found new changes on campus 
and many changes near Salem Square. 

This time next year, according to plans of Old 
Salem, Inc., more changes will be in evidence. 

On campus, construction is well under way on 
the $270,000 addition to the science building. This 
four-story extension will increase its size 75 per 

A gift of $200,000 by the Mary Reynolds Babeock 
Foundation to Old Salem, Inc., will be used to re- 
store the Brothers House, the largest and oldest of 
the buildings on Salem Square. The annual Christ- 
mas candle tea and putz attracts hundreds of visi- 
tors to the Brothers House. 

Frank Horton, director of research at Old Salem 
said, "It is our hope that the Brothers House can 
be restored as a living craft museum in which the 
crafts, as practiced by Moravians in the 18th and 
early 19th centuries, can be demonstrated." 

The Brothers House is used as a Moravian 
Church home for widows and single women. They 
will have a choice of quarters in the Belo Home, 
which the Salem Congregation will remodel at an 
estimated cost of $310,000. This century-old build- 
ing will provide 24 apartments. 

Other plans under consideration by Old Salem 
include the restoration of the Tavern Barn, Tavern 
Annex, the Leinbach, Schultz, Philip Reich, Blum, 
and Butner Houses and the Butner Hat Shop. 

The Winston-Salem Junior League will restore 
the Timothy Vogler House in Old Salem for league 
headquarters and a second floor apartment. This 
restoration will take place under the presidency of 
Mrs. Anne Strickland Barber, '47. 

And at the college . . . 

Salem College again conducted a summer choir 
school on the campus in June, under the direction 
of Paul Peterson, head of the voice department in 
the School of Music. 

Choir directors, singers and organists came from 
Florida, Georgia, New York and North and South 
Carolina to add music to their repertoires and to 
learn new techniques. 

Director Peterson was assisted by Mrs. Haskell 
Boyter of Atlanta, Ga., Henry Pfohl of Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; James Hart, Minister of music at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, and Mr. 
and Mrs. John Mueller of the School of Music. 

Featured in the workshop were anthem reper- 
toire and organ repertoire. 

One of the works included was by Peter Graun, 
an 18th ceneury German composer whose music 
was recently discovered by Dr. Fryer of the newly 
established Covenanter Press in Jackson, Mich. 

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In July Mr. Peterson will be guest conductor for 
the Baptist Choir School at Caswell. He will direct 
a 400-voice choir in a Bach cantata and Requiem 
Paura at the school. In August he will conduct the 
Evangelical and Reformed Choir School at Blowing 

Mr. Mueller, head of the organ department at 
the School of Music, and Mrs. Mueller, instructor 
in organ, sail in July for Frankfurt, Germany for 
a year's leave of absence. 

Mr. Mueller has a Fulbright award for study 
with Helmut Walcha, blind German organist who 
is an authority of Bach. They will study with 
Walcha at the Hochschule fuer Musik and with 
Frau Maria Jaeger, harpsichordist. 

Geraldine Mcllroy, B.M. '60, was selected by the 
music faculty as the graduate most likely to bring 
credit to herself and Salem in a musical career. 
This young singer was honored with a gift mem- 
bership in the American Guild of Musical Arts. 

New Moravian Album 

A new album of music — "Arias, Anthems and 
Chorales of the American Moravians, 1760-1860" — 
is receiving expressions of appreciation from natio- 
nal reviewers. 

The music was recorded in Old Chapel at Salem 
in June, 1959 by Columbia Masterworks. This first 
release, available on LP and stereo, is the first 
volume of Columbia recordings of early American 
Moravian music. Volume II, taped at the same time, 
will be released in 1961. 

The recording session was held in conjunction 
with the Fifth Annual Early American Moravian 
Music Festival held on the campus last June. Thor 
Johnson, festival music director, conducted the fes- 
tival chorus and orchestra. 

Soloists are soprano Ilona Kombrink and bari- 
tone Aurelio Estanislao. 

The notes that accompany the album were writ- 
ten by Dr. Donald McCorkle, Moravian Music 
Foundation director. 

Dr. McCorkle, assistant professor of musicology 
at Salem is a visiting professor of musicology at 
the University of California at Los Angles this 
summer, and will give a public lecture on "The 
Moravians and the Unknown Century of American 
Classical Music." 

The album is available from Salem Book Store 
for $5.25 (tax and postage included.) 

The reviewers had this to say about the album: 

— "One of the finest choral recordings ever made 
by Columbia . . . delightful to the ear." Bethlehem 
Globe- Times. 

— "Made with professional skill and some (of 
the compositions) have considerable expressive 
power." Nathan Broder of High Fidelity Magazine. 

— "The aria, 'Go, Congregation, Go!' by John 
Antes possesses the solemnity, the grandeur and 
the intensity of a really great musical mind . . . 
If many more works of Antes sustain this level, he 
should emerge as a figure of international statue — 
a great American master suddenly whizzing out 
of the past to reshape our whole conception of his- 
tory." Paul Hume of the Washington Post. 

— "It is a truly cultivated art-music, imbued with 
an element of profound personal expression." HiFi/ 
Stereo Magazine. 

What young 
alumnae think 

Summary of Self-Study Questionnaire 

One hundred per cent of Salem College alumnae 
of the last ten years, who were questioned in re- 
cent poll, said that college equipped them either 
"excellently" or "acceptably" to get the maximum 
satisfaction from the life they now lead and to 
serve the communities in which they live. 

A graduate of 1954 said, "I learned to appreciate 
the good things of life, especially the value of 
every individual as a person. As a wife and mother 
I can see the point of my jobs. I feel each day is 
worthwhile and important." 

Other questions concerned religious values, intel- 
lectual atmosphere, student goveenment, and faculty. 

More than 93% said that religious values were 
more meaningful to them after having attended 
Salem. More than 97% said that the intellectual 
atmosphere and cultural advantages helped make 
them discriminating citizens. 

Almost all said that Salem fostered a respect for 
law and high moral bodes as well as providing op- 
portunitids for developing leadership qualities 
through student government and other campus 

An alumna of 1955 who is a college teacher said, 
"The Salem faculty seemed to take more interest 
in their students — as individuals — than those of the 
four other institutions I have attended. This, plus 
the small classes, makes for an excellent atmos- 

Answers seemed to indicate overwhelmingly that 
college enriched their lives, yet replies to the final 
question, "What would you do differently?" indi- 
cated that most women felt they could have taken 
better advantage of the cultural opportunities. 

^ tudents may close their textbooks in the sum- 
mer months, but many Salem faculty continue 
academic pursuits on various campuses. 

Others plan to study, work and travel. 

Daniel McKinley, instructor in biology, whose 
article, "Nature and Man: The Two Faces of 
Management," appeared in the May-June issue of 
Audubon Magazine, will teach a course sponsored 
by the National Science Foundation at Knox Col- 
lege in Galesburg, 111. 

Bertram O. Cosby, professor of chemistry, will 
study at Emory University as the recipient of a 
National Science Foundation grant. 

Mrs. Robert Snow, associate professor of home 
economics, will study at New York University and 
Mrs. Wayne Honeycutt, instructor of home econo- 
mics, will receive her Master of Science degree 
from Woman's College at Greensboro. 

Dr. B. Carson French, head of the chemistry de- 
partment, will be visiting professor of chemistry 
at the University of North Carolina before vaca- 
tioning with his family on Cape Cod. 

Alfred M. Denton, Jr., associate professor of 
economics and sociology, will receive his Doctor of 
Philosophy degree from the University of North 
Carolina in August. 

Three others will study at Chapel Hill. They are 
Mrs. T. C. Karnes, instructor of education; A. 
Hewson Michie, Jr., instructor of history, and Miss 
Anita Monroe, library assistant. 

Other Destinations 

Dean Amy R. Heidbreder will combine courses at 
the University of California with a visit to her 
daughter and family in Berkeley. 

Dr. H. M. Lewis, professor of modern languages, 
will teach French at High Point College. 

Miss Shirley Redlack of the admissions depart- 
ment will study at Wake Forest College. 

Miss Elsie Nunn, will attend the institute of 
mathematics at Knox College and Mrs. Emerson 
Head, instructor in piano, will study piano at the 
University of Michigan. 

Robert L. Wendt, assistant professor of socio- 
logy, will study the relationship between textbook 
theory and business practices at the Virginia Elec- 
tric and Power Co. in Richmond. 

The Rev. John H. Johansen, college chaplain and 
associate professor of religion, will study at Boston 
University as the recipient of a grant by the Asian 
Society of New York City. 

Dr. Philip Africa, professor of history, and Dr. 
Lucy Austin, professor of classical languages, will 
do private research, and Edwin F. Shewmake, head 
of the art department, will be painting in his home 
studio. He and his family will visit New England 



Dean Ivy Hixson will travel in New England, as 
will Walter Wollman, assistant professor of piano. 
Miss Mary Frances Cash, associate professor of 
theory, will visit Maine; Miss June Samson, assis- 
tant professor of public school music, will spend 
the summer at Sayre, Pa., and Mrs. Mary L. Mel- 
vin, assistant professor of modern languages, will 
be in Massachusetts. 

Miss Jess Byrd, head of the English department, 
will conduct a student tour of Europe. Miss Byrd 
received a H. A. Pfohl award at commencement for 
"sound service, loyalty. Christian influence and ef- 
fective teaching." 

Miss Barbara Battle, instructor in English, will 
drive to California and Canada with a group of 
Salem students. She will visit Puerto Rico later. 

Dr. Elizabeth Welch, head of the education de- 
partment, will do research in dramatic history for 
publicity for the outdoor drama, "The Lost Colony," 
at Manteo, in addition to her work as assistant 
director. Jim Bray, assistant professor of education, 
will do publicity for "The Common Glory" at Wil- 
liamsburg this year in addition to acting in the 

Miss Moselle Palmer, assistant professor of 
physical education, and Miss Evelyn Roberts, as- 
sistant to the dean of students, will be counselor 
and business manager of camps in Wisconsin and 
in North Carolina, respectively. 

James L. Jordan, instructor in English, vnll work 
with the Department of Agriculture. 

Roy Campbell, professor of biology, will vacation 
at his summer home at Robinhood, Maine. 


he 74th Annual Meeting of the Alumnae As- 
sociation was held in Memorial Hall with E. Sue 
Cox Shore, 21st president, presiding. 

The Class of '60 was welcomed into membership, 
with its president, Grace Walker, responding-. 

Treasurer Ted Wolff Wilson made the happy an- 
nouncement that the Alumnae Fund goal of $10,000 
has been reached by contributions from 1,061 per- 
sons and seven clubs. This is a gratifying gain of 
259 more names on the Fund roll as compared with 
last year. However, 2000 donor names are needed 
to achieve a 50% participation from the alumnae, 
and increase in numbers giving is our continuous 

Mrs. Wilson presented Dr. Gramley with a $1,000 
check (from the 1959-60 budget surplus) for scho- 
larship aid in 1960-61. 

Vice president Katherine Riggan Spaugh told of 
freshman and senior parties given by her alumnae- 
student relations committee. 

Vice president Maggie May Robbins Jones des- 
cribed the success of the state area plan in its first 
year with meetings in Rocky Mount, Kings Moun- 
tain, Durham and Lumberton. She stated that 14 
clubs had reported some 30 meetings, that two new 
clubs had organized — Hickory and Jacksonville, 
Fla., and the Wilson club had been reactivated. 

Vice president Josephine Whitehead Ward read 
the rephrasing of two bylaws, which were adopted, 
and the four N. C. area directors become members 
of the Executive Board. They are: Raye Dawson 
Bissette, Elizabeth Winget Mauney, Jane Williams 
White and Mary Bryant Newell. 

The nominating committee's spokesman, Betsy 
Hobby Glenn, announced that the result of the 
Alumnae Trustee ballot election in March places 
Sara Ward Henry on the College Board of Trus- 
tees for the 1961-64 term. 

New officers elected were: Maggie May Robbins 
Jones, continuing as first vice president, Peggy 
Watkins Wharton, third vice president, and Anna 
Ferryman, treasurer. 

Scholarships and Awards 

Chairman Mary Louise Shore gave the following: 

It is through scholarships, awards, and specific 
funds that alumnae may participate in higher edu- 
cation at Salem in a tangible manner. For 1959-60 
that participation was as follows: 

From Alumnae Scholarship Funds administered 
by the college, nine students received a total of 
$3,106, in separate amounts ranging from $200 to 

From six Alumnae Clubs the college received 
$900 for scholarships. 


From your contributions to the Alumnae Fund, 
$1,000 made possible the President's Prizes for the 
third year. At Commencement 20 prizes of $50 each 
were awarded for high academic achievement in 15 
departments, in Freshman English, in Blusic for the 
best performance, to the Sophomore for the best 
research paper, to a Freshman and a Sophomore 
for highest academic averages. 

Four prizes went to the daughters of Sara Bell 
Major, '28, Margaret Vaughn Summerell, '29, 
Virginia Blakeney Vincent, '29, and Beatrice Hyde 
Givens, '32. 

From your contributions to the Alumnae Fund, 
$100 provided the silver trays for the Katherine B. 
Rondthaler Awards. Two seniors were the recipi- 
ents: Beverly Wollny in Art; Nancy Jane Carroll 
in Music. Since these prizes were begun ten years 
ago, 21 awards have been made in three fields: 9 
in Writing, 8 in Art, and 4 in Music Composition. 

To further encourage creative effort, $50 from 
the Alumnae Fund was contributed toward the 
publication of a literary and art magazine — a new 
student venture. 

From your contributions for specific purposes, 
additional awards are made possible from time to 
time. One such fund is the "Mollie Cameron Tuttle 
Award in Home Economics," established in 1956 by 
the class of 1946 in memory of their classmate. 
This gives $50 to the rising junior in home econo- 
mics with the highest average. Marjorie Anne 
Jammer was this year's winner. 

From your contributions to the Alumnae Fund, 
$500 provided the Rondthaler Lectures for the 
seventh year. This fund brings to the campus two 
or three visiting scholars who stimulate interest 
in various subjects during a two-day stay. This 
year's lecturers were Dean Shirley of N. C. State 
College, who spoke on Russia, and Harry Golden, 
author and editor. 

From your continued and increasing support will 
come next year's report of more and stronger tangi- 
ble ties between past and present. 



74th Alumnae meetins; 

and Dr. Gramley's report 

Dr. Gramley summarized the 1959-60 session as 
a year of Self-Study, Adventure, Encouragment, 
Cooperation, Faculty Achievement, and Anticipa- 

He told of daring- to build the addition to the 
Science Building with a $40,000 gift in hand and 
faith that the $230,000 still needed would be forth- 
coming. The construction will be completed and 
equipment placed by fall. The mathematics depart- 
ment will move in with science . . . The $2.30,000 is 
still needed. 

Encouragment has come from gifts totalling 
$175,000 for various purposes. Included were a be- 
quest of $115,000 from the estate of John P. Gil- 
mer; $15,000 for the H. A. Shirley Scholarship, 
from his son, William Shirley; $3,700 from Basil 
Horsfield (husband of Chloe Freeland Horsfield, 
'15) added to the fund he is establishing in his 
wife's honor; $1,500 from an Anonymous Alumna 
starting a $30,000 scholarship endowment, and 
gifts for operating purposes totalling some $25,000 
from church, industrial and other sources. 

Surprise gifts in May were: 

$5,000 from Grizzelle Norfleet, '20, initiating the 
Nan Norfleet Early Memorial Arts Fund, named 
for her sister, a graduate of 1919, who taught art 
for a time at Salem. 

$600 from Isabel Wenhold Veazie, '27, for the 
Lucy Leinbach Wenhold Memorial Book Fund, 
honoring her mother, long-time head of modern 
languages at Salem. Income is for the purchase 
of books in religion and philosophy. 

$10,000 given by Margarette Hanes Old, 'ol, to 
the Norfolk Foundation, Norfolk, Va., for an educa- 
tional fund which will provide some scholarship aid 

at Salem for students from the Tidewater, Va. 

$1,000 from the Alumnae Association for scholar- 
ships in 1960-61. 

$525 from the Class of 1910, which had the vision 
to designate its 50th reunion gift as the FIRST 
gift toward the Music and Arts Building which 
must soon replace outgrown Memorial Hall. 

Anticipated in 1961 is the payment of two be- 
quests : 

$5,000 for endowment from Norman P. Stone, 
and one-fifth of the estate of Anna Ogburn, '09, 
(Salem's share estimated at between $175,000 and 
$200,000). If this goes to endowment, Salem will 
pass the $2,000,000 mark, with at least $3,000,000 
more needed to achieve a modest five million en- 

Cooperation by Salem, Wake Forest and Winston- 
Salem Teachers College will start on each campus 
a program in Asian Studies in the fall, with gener- 
ous support from the Mary Reynolds Babcock 
Foundation . . . The names of three Salem faculty 
appear in the Wake Forest catalogue for work in 
music next year, and Salem students may study 
the Russian language at Wake Forest. 

Faculty Achievements include: 

A Fulbright Fellowship in Germany for John 
Mueller. In his absence, Margaret Vardell Sandre- 
sky, '42, will return as acting head of the organ 

A Danforth Fellowship for Carl Meigs, who has 
leave of absence for work toward a Ph.D. in Eng- 
lish at Tulane University. 

Doctorate requirements completed by Mr. A. M. 
Denton and Mr. Stephen Paine. 


Grants for summer study awarded to Messrs. 
Johansen, Wendt, Cosby and Miss Nunn. 

The Board of Trustees has raised salaries for 
the eleventh successive year, and adopted both a 
Sabbatical Leave prog-ram and a Doctoral Comple- 
tion program. Paul Peterson, head of the Voice De- 
partment, will study at Eastman School of Music 
and Northwestern during the second semester next 
year as the holder of the first sabbatical leave. 

Enrollment for September is on a waiting list 
basis. Nine additional residence accommodations 
will be provided in Sisters' House. Other renova- 
tions include the removal of offices of the Salemite 
and Sights and Insights to the basement of Lehman 
Hall, and considerable work in improving the Main 
Hall basement for expanded services. 

Alumnae luncheon 

On the Alumnae Luncheon menu were songs by 
Jane Frazier Coker, '45, the famous food of dieti- 
tian Mary Stockton Cummings, '33, and gay res- 
ponses from the classes of 1905-15-25-30-40-45-50- 

Blanche Thomas Hege was recognized as the 
graduate present with the longest record — 69 years 
since graduation in 1891. 

Class meetings and parties continued through the 
afternoon and night, with some returning for the 
Commencement Concert. 

. . . baccalaureate 

The baccalaureate speaker in Home Moravian 
Church was Bishop Herbert Spaugh of Charlotte, 
who informally told of generations of his family at 
Salem including his wife and daughter, and his 
claim as an "alumnus", since he had studied music 
at Salem. His development of his text: "What is 
that in thine hand?" will be long remembered by 
the Class of 1960. 


Commencement exercises on Sunday afternoon (by 
request of the seniors) featured an address by Dr. 
Samuel R. Spencer, Jr., president of Mary Baldwin 
College and the conferring of degrees on 51 gra- 
duates. (Total graduates are 60, nine having 
finished in January.) 

Six graduating with College Honors (cum laude) 
were Susan Foard, Sarah Tesch, Harriet Davis, 
Nan Williams, Nancy Jane Carroll, and Rosemary 
Laney. Two receiving both B.A. and B.M. degrees 
were Louise Adams and Joan Brooks. 

Alumnae Daughters: 
. . . graduates 

Betsey Guerrant of Charlotte, daughter of Ruth 
Grouse Guerrant, '33, graduated with the distinc- 
tion of being the sixth generation in unbroken des- 
cent at Salem. She was named "Miss Student 
Teacher" and will follow the profession of her 
great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Danz 
Winkler, who taught at Salem in 1807. 

Dora Bryan of Oxford is the great-granddaughter 
of Elizabeth Sherrill Bryan, at Salem in 1854. 

Norwood Dennis of Macon, Georgia, is the daugh- 
ter of Norwood Robson Dennis, 1920 Academy gra- 

Mary Stewart Moss, of Washington, N. C, is 
granddaughter of Emma Carter Moss, '99, and 
great-granddaughter of Ella Vogler Carter, 1861- 

Both parents of Marie Stimpson of Pfafftown 
attended Salem, Conrad Stimpson, x'37 and Doris 
Doub Stimpson, x'38. 

Evelyn Vincent of Danville, Virginia, is the 
daughter of Virginia Blakeney Vincent, x'29. 

. . . are leaders 

Four alumnae daughters elected to major offices 
in 1960-61 are: 

Churchill Jenkins, '61, president of student 
government, daughter of Churchill Smith Jenkins, 
x'30, of Conway, S. C. 

Lynn Ligon, '61, vice president of student govern- 
ment, daughter of Ollie Hammond Ligon, x'35, of 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Caroline Kochtitzky, '61, president of Women's 
Recreation Association, daughter of Tommy Fry 
Kochtitzky, '33, of Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Alice Huss, '62, of Gastonia, N. C, treasurer of 
student government, is a sister of Jane Huss Ben- 
box, x'53 and sister-in-law of Barbara Smith Huss, 
'56. She is also a niece of Alimae Temple, '20, and 
first cousin of Page Daniel Hill, '48 and Temple 
Daniel Pearson, '56. 

Dean Major, '63, National Student Association 
coordinator is the daughter of Sara Bell Major, 
'28, of Columbia, S. C. She won The President's 
Prize for the highest average in the freshman class. 

Congratulations to these alumnae mothers and 


Golden Visit... 

1910: (first row) Bessie Hylton Dowdy, 
Lillian Spach Dalton, Grace Starbuck; 
(second row) Ruth Meinung, Marietta Reich 
Shelton; (third row) Ruth Greider, Mary 
Powers, Eleanor Bustard Cunningham; 
(fourth row) Annie Thomas, Maria Parris 

Eleanor Bustard Cunningham's comments, as 
spokesman for the 50th reunion class, were as 
pertinent to 1960 as to 1910, and are printed here 
for all to read and remember. 

"Our chief characteristic as a class has been, not 
nostalgia for the Past, for as much as we reverence 
the traditions of Salem, we have been tremendously 
interested in its present development and its future 

We are proud of its new buildings, its library, 
its music, its faculty and students, and its lovely 
campus. All of this is Salem, and it means as much 
to the Class of 1910 as to the Class of I960. 

We are proud that Salem has deliberately re- 
mained small in comparison with many other col- 
leges for women — and that Salem concentrates on 
the liberal arts curriculum. 

We think of Salem as a place where students can 
stretch their minds by long hours of reading and 
thinking and by stimulating talk with teachers and 

A place to form lasting friendships with a basis 
of common thoughts and experiences. 

A place for play and happy fun. 

A place for solitude that gives serenity and keeps 
one in touch with one's sources of inspiration. 

A place, in short, to develop happy and worthy 
members of the college community and of the com- 
munities into which its students will go. 

Salem College means all this and more to her 

To the Class of 1910 Salem has given us an 
education that has enabled us as individuals to 
earn a living, to enjoy leisui'e, to work with other 
people in a family or a community, to prize the 
things of the mind, to have some idea of what 
civilization should mean and some interest in con- 
tributing to it. It is not her yeai-s, which are many, 
but our debt to her which is great, that we com- 
memorate today." 

The gift of $525, which Mrs. Cunningham pre- 
sented to Dr. Gramley, was indicative of the vision 
of this far-sighted class. It is the initial gift to the 
Music and Arts Building so greatly needed at 
Salem, and will go down in future history as a 
"First" from 1910. 

-1 1- 


Silver memories 

Cortlandt Preston Creech, in her original style 
told a "Just So Story" of the unique class of 1935. 

"In the high and far off times" — if Kipling will 
let me borrow his phrase — the class of '35 was just 
a bunch of crazy, mixed-up college kids. Now look 
at us 25 years later — we're just a bunch of crazy, 
mixed-up mothers of college kids. 

Since I am on this sentimental spot, I must tell 
you about the fabulous '35ers. Dr. Anscombe, Dr. 
Smith, Miss Siewers, Kate Pyron, Jess Byrd, Roy 
Campbell, don't you remember how "cute" we were? 

We won every song contest, had the best mascot 
— little John Downs — and the most brilliant advisor, 
Lib Lilly Swedenberg. We put on the first dance 
Salem ever had, tho' we had to whisper the word 
"dance" and have the affair off campus at a 
country club. We produced two outlandish, original 
comic operas, with the distinguished Dean Vardell 
at the piano frantically changing keys to match 
our matchless voices. We had the most democratic 
student government under "Bushy McLean, the 
neatest annual, funniest Salemite, and we chose the 
dumpiest, duck-leggedest May Queen ever to wad- 
dle down the dell. 

In those olden, golden days Wake Forest was a 
far-off school that Davidson tried to beat in foot- 
ball . . . now I believe it is a date factory out on 
Reynolda Road. When we were students, happiness 
was a "dope with lemon in a paper cup" from Wel- 
fare's Drug Store; and the cure for all troubles 
was to pile up in bed with a Hershey bar and have 
a good cry. Welfare's is now unrecognizable as the 

1935: (first row) Cortland Preston Creech, Florence Mc- 
Canless Fearrington, Virginio Nail Cobb, Margaret Ward 
Trotter, Claudia Foy Taylor, Helen Hughes Blum, 
Martha Nealq Trotter, Frances Hill Norris, Elizabeth 
Gray Heefner; (second row) Margaret McLean Shep- 
herd, Rachel Carroll Hines, Rebecca Mines Smith, Nancy 
P. McAllister Jennings, Margaret Maxwell Leonard, 
Jane Williams White, Carol McNeill Pugh. 

restored Tobacco Shop, and unfortunately modern 
matrons have to shy away from Hershey bars and 

In 25 years Salem has changed and so have we. 
We've both added lots of new wrinkles, broadened 
our "campuses" and endeavored to educate our 
children. But my feeling is this: I like us both 
better now than before. I wouldn't trade places 
with my two college-age daughters for anything — • 
college work is far too hard for me nowadays. And 
I wouldn't swap our civic-minded, far-sighted, golf- 
playing, super-salesman Dale Gramley for any col- 
lege president in the country, past or present. 

Even remembering what a good time we had as 
Salem students, I'd rather keep those days safely 
pasted down in my scrap book, along with snap- 
shots of Miss Lawrence, Miss Anna Butner's pansy 
bed, and Katherine Riggan thumbing her nose at 
John Creech on the May Day hill. 

I like Salem as she is in 1960 . . . and I like my 
old, broken-down friends as I squint at them through 
my near-sighted eyes. We may not be good alumnae; 
we don't give much money; we haven't helped with 
class notes in the Bulletin, so we seldom have any; 
and we hate like everything to come to meetings 
and to re-une! But I am sure that all 90 in the 
Class of '35 scattered over the country, feel about 
Salem as I do — after the manner of the modern 
American marriage vow — We will love, honor (may- 
be not always obey), but cherish Salem College un- 
til Death do us part! 

— 12— 

A Report on YOUR 









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Class Donors Amount 



































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Richmond, Va. 

Old Southern Kitchins 



(Fruitcake commission) 

TOTAL 1,069 $10,346.20 

Register of active members of the Alumnae Association listed by Class, 
Club and Friend detail. 

If your name does not appear, will you not send a check NOW, and be 
listed in the 1960-61 Alumnae Fund, which opened July first. 


1889 — 1 —$2.00 

Mary Fries Blair 

1890 — 1 —$25.00 

Swann B rower Had ley 

1891 —2 — $75.00 

Eloise McGill 
Bertha Hicks Turner 

1892 — 2 — $10.00 

Ava Stroup Massenburg 
Eva Franklin Allen 

1893 — 1 —$10.00 

Narcessa Taylor McLauchlin 

1894 — 6 — $29.00 
Jennie A. Anderson 
Agnes Stallings Bridgers 
Elizabeth Brooke 

Kate Brooke 

Carrie Rollins Sevier 

Daisy Thompson 

1895 — 3 — $35.00 

Lilla Young Alexander 
S. Elizabeth Foy 
Daisy Vaughn Gilmer 

1896 — 5 — $60.00 

Ida Miller Galloway 

* Margaret Mason McManus 

Bess Gray Plumly 

Kate Wurreschke 

*Beulah McMinn Zachary 


1897 — 6 — $26.00 

M. Emma Goodman 

Lillie Leak 

Caroline Leinbach 

Eva Lindley Turner 

Daisy S. Cox 

Daisy Stauber Gillespie 

1898 — 6 — $48.00 

Cora Ziglar Hanner 
Pauline Thom Lasley 
Addie Brown McCorkle 
Mary Trimble Shore 
Junia Dabbs Whitten 
Praise Y. Yeargan 

1899 — 7 — $110.00 

Ida Farish Jenkins 
Nellie Wade McArthur 
Bessie Wade McArthur 
Nannie Critz 0' Han Ion 
Bessie Whittington Pfohl 
Elizabeth Smith 
Mary Wright Thomas 

1900 — 3 — $12.00 

Mary Montague Coan 
Ruby Blum Critz 
Annie L. Dalton 

1901 — 2 — $107.50 

Elisabeth Bahnsen 
Morgaretto Hanes Old 

1902 — 3 — $17,00 

Berta Robertson Airheart 
Pearl Medearis Chrettzberg 
Lucie Vance Siewers 

1903 — 14 — $127.00 

Pauline Sessoms Burckel 
Julia Stockton Eldridge 
Carrie Ogburn Grantham 
Elizabeth Stipe Hester 
Susie Nunn Hines 
Alma King 
Lucy Reovis Meinung 
Maud Foy Moore 
Leiia Vest Russell 
Annie Vest Russell 
Mary Benton Davis 


Ellen Norfleet Moore 
Isabelle Rice 
Louise Rice 

1904 — 9 — $115.00 

Ruth Crist Blackweli 
Mary Culpepper Foreman 
Julia Barnard Hurlburt 
Florence Stockton Mosten 
Corlnne Baskin Norfleet 
Glenn McDonald Roberts 
Mary Watlington Robertson 
Emma Greider Yeatman 
Harriet Barr 

1905 — 13 — $73.00 
Minnie Blum 
Ethel Choney 

Mittie Ferryman Gaither 
Louise Grunert 
Annie Sue LeGrand 
Mamie Fulp Lewis 
Lula McEochern 
Stella Farrow Paschal 
Gertrude Tesh Peorce 
Myrtle Deone Stultz 
Nan Robertson Thomas 
Emma Ormsby Griffith 
Eloise Brown Stokes 

1906 — 12 — $68.50 
Bess Specs Coglon 
Lillian Miller Cox 
Louise Fain Gerry 
Louise Bahnson Haywood 
Delia Pierce James 
Ethel Brietz Jurney 
Claudia Hones Lashmit 
Fan M. Little 

Laura Hairston Penn 
Josephine Parris Reece 
Annie Mickey Singletory 
Anostasia Bahnsen 

1907 — 10 — $140.00 
Hattie Jones Carrow 
Harriet Dewey 
Mary Heitman 
Drudie Welfare Kern 
Pottie Boughom McMullon 
Lucy Thorp Morton 

Ruth Willinghom Norfleet 
Grace L. Siewers 
Helen Buck Torrence 
Mary E. Young 

1908 — 16 — $90.00 

Mabel Hinshaw Blackweli 
Dore Kerner Donnell 
Verna Dunlap Goddy 
Saidee Robbins Harris 
Aileen Milburn Hinshaw 
Annie Sue Wilson Idol 
Celeste Huntley Jackson 
Gennora Rominger Krieger 
Virginia Keith Montgomery 
Lillian Crews Noell 
Ethel Parker 
Ruth Poindexter 
Emorie Barber Stockton 
Estelle Harward Upchurch 
Daisy Rominger Williams 
Maude Davis Bunn 

1909 — 10 — $82.00 to 
Lehman Chair of Literature 

Reno Brown Montgomery 

Mary Howe Farrow 

Eva line Mayo Fleming 

Claudia Shore Kester 

Kathleen Korner 

Nonie Carrington Lipscomb 

*Anna Ogburn (deceased) 

Bessie White Wise 

Edith Willinghom Womble 

Patty Vick Heisey 

1910 — 19 — $525.00 
Beulah Peters Cor rig 
Eleanor Bustard Cunningham 
Lillian Spach Dolton 

Bess Hylton Dowdy 

Ruth Greider 

Flossie Martin 

Ruth Meinung 

Mary Powers 

Marietta Reich Shelton 

Grace Storbuck 

Maria Parris Upchurch 

Elsie Adams 

Anna Ormsby Efird 

Lucile Womack Fogle 

Virginia Kern Lowry 

Ruth Kilbuck Patterson 
Virginia May Speer 
Maude Wotson Taylor 
Annie Thomas 

1911—11 —$80.00 

Elizabeth Hill Bahnson 
Louise Norton Barber 
Myrtle Chaney 
Venetio Cox 

Pauline Peterson Homilton 
Comille Willinghom Izlar 
Louise Montgomery Noding 
Inez Hewes Parrish 
Olive Rogers Pope 
Margaret Vaughn Vance 
Louise Getaz Taylor 

1912 — 12 — $144,00 

Alice Witt Cormichoel 
Lizzie Booe Clement 
Mildred Harris Fuller 
Bettie Poindexter Hones 
Lou Mayo Brown Moomaw 
Hilda Wall Penn 
Fannie B. Witt Rogers 
Elizabeth Grogan Trotter 
Gretchen Clement Woodward 
Olivia Butt Duncan 
Nina Hester Gunn 
Anne Sorsby 

1913 — 16 — $214.50 

Miriam Brietz 
Pauline Brown 
Helen Wilson Curl 
Nell Hunnicutt Eckford 
Margaret B. Leinbach 
Ruth Kilbuck Patterson 
Mary Lou Morris Porker 
Anno Ferryman 
Mary L. Greene Rozzelle 
Ruth Giersch Venn 
Louise Hine Westbrook 
Pauline Stikeleather DuBose 
Judith Ann Parker Falkener 
May Latham Kellenberger 
Cristobel Sizer Miller 
Ida Efird Spaugh 

1914— 19 — $176.00 

Hope Coolidge 

Ruth Credle 

Lettie Crouch 

Kate Eborn Cutting 

Pattie Womack Fetzer 

Mary Grogan Hughes 

Margaret Blair McCuiston 

Nellie Messick Moore 

Maud Kerner Ring 

Louise Siler 

Julio Crawford Steckel 

Helen Vogler 

Mattie Lee Koerner Wilson 

Opie Kimel Grunert 

Ernestine Loft Hogue 

Nellie Pilkington Johnson 

Carrie Maddrey 

Helen Brooks Millis 

Betsy J. Haywood West 

1915 — 18 — $112.00 

Blanche Allen 
Lola Butner 

Marie Brietz Chambers 
Louise Vogler Dolton 
Louise Williams Graves 
Chloe Free land Horsfield 
Louise Ross Huntley 
Anne Tyson Jennette 
Gertrude Vogler Kimball 
Pauline Pinkston 
Serena Dolton Dolton 
Jeonnie Payne Ferguson 
Sarah Doe Hayes 
Kathleen Moore 
Sal lie Fulton Pepper 
Ruth Potts Scott 
Lillian Tucker Stockton 
Edith Witt Vogler 

1916—11 —$261.00 

Ruble Roy Cunningham 
Agnes Dodson 
Lola Doub Gary 
Olivia Miller 
lone Fuller Parker 
Mary Hege Starr 
Dorothy Stroheimer Cliff 
Nannie Dodson 

Cornelio Elliott Lukins 

Marie M. Shore 

Lucile Williamson Withers 

1917 — 12- $134.00 
Betsy Bailey Fames 
Harriet Greider 
Melissa Hankins 

Rachel Luckenbach Holcomb 
Katherine Grohom Howard 
Lillian Cornish Jones 
Nannie Jones 
Buddie Heorne Nicolson 
Eunice Flynt Payne 
Betsy Butner Riggsbee 
Louise Wilkinson 
Clyde Shore Griffin 

1918— 13 — $120.50 
Lucile Henning Baity 
Marie Crist Blackwood 
Katherine Davis Detmold 
Mary Efird 

Helen Long Follett 
Henrietta Wilson Holland 
Cormel Rothrock Hunter 
Olive Thomas Ogburn 
Mary Feimster Owen 
Mary Entwistle Thompson 
Lvelyn Allen Trofton 
Sue Campbell V\^atts 
Belle Lewter West 

1919 — 18 — $190.00 
Nettie Cornish Deal 

Mary McP. Davis /.AcGregor 
Lelio Graham Marsh 
Margaret New I end 
Edna Cummings Paschal 
Margie Hastings Pratt 
Doris Cozart Schaum 
Ruth Shore 
Maggie Moe Thompson 

Frances Ridenhour White 
Carolyn Hackney Edwards 
Sara L. Dockery Henry 
Virginia Wiggins Horton 
Maud Gillmore Lende 
Elizabeth Conrad Ogburn 
Mary Roper 
Mary Edwards Rose 
Eunice Hunt Sv/asey 

1920 — 14 — $163.00 
Marjorie Hedrick Bailey 
Pearl Roberts Casteen 
Geno Church 

Kate Thomas Dolton 
Nancy Patterson Edworls 
Elsie Scoggins Graham 
Catherine Rulfs Hess 
Mary Pollard Hill 
Mary H. Conner Leath 
Virginia Holmes McDoniel 
Nancy Hankins Von Zandt 
Avis Bossett Weaver 
Ruby Teogue Williams 
Helen Fletcher Rieman 

1921 — 15 — $164.00 

Ardena Morgan Graver 
Marie Edgerton Grubb 
Alice David Homes 
Pearl Roy Long 
Fay Roberts Pomeroy 
Evelyn Thorn Spach 
Elva Templeton 
Louise Luckenbach 

Ted Wolff Wilson 
Martha Michol Wood 
Grace Bo ling Clapp 
Alice Robinson Dickermon 
Elizabeth Whitehead 

Eva Boren Millikon 
Isabel Williams Young 

1922 — 12 — $98.50 

Go. Riddle Chomblee 
Mary S. Parker Edwards 
Maggie May Robbins Jones 
Sarah Boren Jones 
Ruth Eborn Taylor 
Letha Crouch Chappei 
Sarah Lingle Garth 
Anne Garrett Holmann 
Lois Carter Joyce 
Dorothy Sowyer 
Anne Cantrell White 
Viola Jenkins Wicker 

1923 — 25 — $215.00 

Roye Dawson Bissette 
Ruth Correll Brown 
Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell 
Dorothy Kirk Dunn 
Alice kulfs Farmer 
* Elizabeth Connor Harrelson 
Estelle McConless Haupert 
Margaret Whitaker Home 
Rosa James 

Bright McKemie Johnson 
Mabel Pollock Law 
Queen Broeber McAtee 
Julia Bethea Nanny 
Eliza G. Moore Pollard 
Jo Shaffner Reiquom 
Edith Hones Smith 
Birdie Drye Smith 
Harriet Uzzle Stretcher 
Sollie Tomlinson Sullivan 
Elizabeth Zochory Vogler 
Dot Barger Burke 
Florence Crews Miller 
Elizabeth Setz 
Blanche May Vogler 
Flora Vail Whitley 
1924 — 14 — $90.50 

Estelle Hooks Byrum 
Lois Straley Feogons 
Morien Cooper Fespermon 
Jennings Ross Fogleman 
Eleanor Shaffner Guthrie 
Sarah Herndon 
Willie Volentine Ledford 
Jane Noble Rees 
Olive Williams Roscoe 
Nettie A. Thomas Voges 
Elizabeth Rhodes McGlaughon 
Ada James Moore 
Julia Edwards Timberlake 
Eva Mecum Ward 
1925 — 22 — $259.00 
Agnes Carlton 
Louise Woodard Fike 
Mary McKelvie Fry 
Kate Hunter Gincono 
Daisy Lee Glasgow 
Polly Hawkins Hamilton 
Margaret Hanner Hammock 
Sophie Hall Hawkins 
Ruth James 
Elgie Nonce Myers 
Lois Culler Peele 
E. P. Parker Roberts 
Eleanor Tipton Royal 
Frances Young Ryan 
Tobbo Reynolds Warren 
Margaret Wllliford Carter 
Louise Stephens Forth 
Cora Freeze 

Mary Stephens Hombrick 
Mary Roane Harvie 
The! ma Pillsbury Scotland 
Lillian Moseley Witherlngton 

1926 — 13 — $93.00 
Ruth Efird Burrows 
Lucile Reid Fagg 
Ophelia Conrad Fordhom 
Sadie Holleman 
Elizabeth Reynolds 

Mary Elizabeth Shaw 
Rosa Caldwell Sides 
Mary Lee Taylor 
Ruth Brown Til ton 
Myrtle Valentine 
Edith Palmer Matthews 
Ann Atwood Miller 
Mildred Morrison Stafford 

1927 — 10 — $98.00 
Jess Byrd 

Ruth Pfohl Grams 
Margoret Hortsell 
Elizabeth Transou Moye 
A. P. Shaffner Slye 
Lucille Carroll Smith 
Isabel Wenhold Veazle 
Catherine Byrum Graham 
Norma Brown Mackintosh 
Mary Ragsdale Strickland 

1928 — 14 — $185.00 
Charlotte Sells Coe 
Letitia Currie 
Ruth Edwords 
Peggy Porker Ertei 
Ruth Helmich 
Helen Bogby Hine 

(see page 19) 










riends, alumni and students have all bene- 
ted from these funds. Our share of these 
lifts has helped to provide more and better 
Baching aids, improved operating facilities 
nd increased faculty salaries. 

'he corporate citizens of North Carolina, 
ilong with college alumni, friends and 
hurches, through their increased giving, 
lelp to keep pace with the rising costs and 
[rowing operational needs in our private 
slorth Carolina church-related colleges. 






« 1,000,000 









McCrary-Acme Foundation 
Tip-Top Hosiery Mills, Inc. 


1 Coca-Colo Bottling Co. 

7 Joseph Dave Foundation 

2 The Draper Corporation 

4 Earle-Chesterfield Mills, Inc. 

4 English Lumber Co. 
6 Gennett Lumber Co. 

5 Pearce-Young-Angel Co. 

3 Dr. T. C. Smith Co. 

1 Willioms-Brownell, Inc. 


2 The First National Bonk 


3 Gambrill and Melville Mills 

4 Sydney P. Munroe 


2 The Bank of Belmont 

I R. David Hall 

I Lineberger Foundation 

1 S N C I Foundation 


2 Morgan Manufacturing Co. 


2 Cherokee Flooring Corp. 

3 Grace Hosiery Mills 

I J. C. Harris Lumber Co. 

3 Holt Hosiery Mills, Inc. 

6 Kayser Foundation 

Kayser-Roth Hosiery Co. 
I Pickett Hosiery Mills, Inc. 
1 W. W. Sellers 
1 Tower Hosiery Mills, Inc. 


1 Champion Paper and Fibre Co. 


1 Jordan Spinning Co., Inc. 


4 American Commercial Bonk 
] Earnhardt Brothers Co. 

1 James H. Barnhardt 

1 The Belk Foundation 

1 BIythe Bros. Co. 

4 Carolina Foods, Inc. 

1 Charlotte Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. 

2 The Dillard Foundation 
1 The Dowd Foundation 

4 Duke Power Co. 

1 Easterby and Mumow, Inc. 

2 Edgcomb Steel Co. Foundation 

3 First Union Notional Bank 

2 Guaranty Savings Life Insuronce Co. 

2 The Alex Hemby Foundation 

2 Home Finance Group, Inc. 

5 Internotional Harvester Foundation 

3 J. B. Ivey and Company 

6 Johnson Motor Lines Foundation 

1 J. A. Jones Construction Co. 

4 Kendrick Brick and Tile Co. 

2 Orkin Exterminating Co. 

3 Piedmont Natural Gas Co. 

3 Queen City Coach Co. 

4 Radiator Specialty Co. 

5 Sealtest Foods 

Notional Doiry Producis 

2 Southern Beorings and Parts Co. 

3 Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co. 

2 Southern Engineering Co. 

5 Alice Speizmon Foundation 
1 Terrell Machine Co. 


I Corolina Freight Carriers Corp. 


3 Deering Milliken Foundation 

Hatch Mills Corp. 


1 Riege! Textile Corp. 

6 Southern Furniture Co. 


4 Dtexel Furniture Co. 


5 American Tobocco Co. 

1 Brome Speciolty Co., Inc. 

1 Erwin Mills, Inc. 

1 George W. Kane 

4 Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co. 

2 Long Meadow Forms, Inc. 
2 Peobody Drug Co. 

2 Venable Tobacco Co. 


5 Chothom Manufacturing Co. 

1 A. C. Monk and Co., Inc. 

1 Union Corrugating Co., Inc. 

2 John W. Clark 

1 Randolph Mills, inc. 


1 R. B. Arthur 

2 Brown Tobacco Co. 

1 Pope's, Inc. 


3 Citizens Notional Bank 

4 Firestone Tire end Rubber Foundati( 
3 Good Will Publishers, Inc. 

2 Textron Foundation 

Homeiite Chain Sow Co. 
1 Myers-Textiles Foundation 

1 Southern Paper Industries 

3 Wix Corporation 


2 Glen Raven Cotton Mills Co. 

3 W. H. Best and Sons 

5 Borden Manufacturing Co. 
1 Borden Brick and Tile Co. 
5 Ernest M. Dewey 

1 Kemp Specialty Furniture Co. 

4 Lewis Construction Associates 
4 T. A. Loving and Co. 


1 W. 1. Anderson and Co. 

1 Anonymous 

I Banner Trulove Co. 

1 E. N. Beard Lumber Co. 

6 Blue Bell Foundation 

6 Bonitz Insulating Co. 

1 George C. Brown & Co., Inc. 

3 Brown-Bledsoe Lumber Co. 

6 Burlington Industries Foundation 

3 Carolina Steel and Iron Co. 
1 The Carter Foundation 

1 Cashwell's, Inc. 

6 H. L. Coble Construction Co. 

1 Cone Mills Foundation 

2 Benjamin Cone 

7 Concora Foundation 

Container Corp. of America 

4 E. F. Craven Company 

J Dillard Paper Co. Foundation 

1 Dixie Bell Textiles, Inc. 

2 Ellis-Stone Co. 

I Fisher Harrison Printing Co. 

1 Fleetwood Coffee Co. 

1 Joseph O. Foil 

2 Glascock Stove and Mfg. Co. 

5 Greensboro Manufacturing Co. 

1 Romeo H. Guest 

4 Guilford Dairy Cooperative Assoc. 

3 Guilford National Bank 

6 Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. 

2 Justice Drug Company 

3 Kroger Stores Co. 

2 J. Spencer and Martha Love Foundation 

1 Modern Metal Products Co., Inc. 

1 Newman Machine Co. 

1 New Home Bldg. Supply Co. 

4 Cdell Hardware Co. 

4 Pilot Life Insurance Co. 

2 Pomona Terra-Cotta Co. 
2 Security Notional Bank 

4 Southern Life Insurance Co. 

4 Southern Webbing Co. 

1 Thomas and Howard Co. 

1 W. B. Truitt 

4 Vick Chemical Co. 

1 Wysong and Miles Co. 


6 E. B. Ficklen Tobacco Co. 

2 Greenville Tobacco Co. 
4 Person-Garrett Co., Inc. 

2 White's Stores Co. 


3 Carolina Bagging Co. 


2 Boyd Lee Hosiery Mills Co. 

5 Brown Manufacturing Co. 

5 The Flowers' Company, Inc. 

6 Hickory Chair Foundation 
2 Ingold Company, Inc. 

2 Lavitt Foundation 

1 Merchants Distributors, Inc. 

5 Shuford Mills, Inc. 

7 Southern Desk Co. 

1 Spainhour Company 

2 Superior Coble Corp. 


3 Alma Desk Co. 

1 W. R. Campbell 

4 Carolina Container Co. 

2 Continental Furniture Co. 

1 Electronic Accounting Card Corp. 

1 Fli-Bock Co. 

1 Globe Furniture Foundation 

2 Heritage Furniture Co. 

1 High Point Face Veneer Co. 

2 High Point Paper Box Co. 

3 High Point Savings and Trust Co. 

2 Hughes-Rankin Co. 

6 Marsh Furniture Co. 

3 Phillips-Davis, Inc. 

2 J. N. Rowleigh Co., inc. 

6 Silver Knit Hosiery Mills, Inc. 

2 Perley A. Thomas Cor Works, Inc. 


1 Quaker Meadow Mills, Inc. 

If you know any of the executives of 
these businesses which have contri- 
buted to our college through the 
North Carolina Foundation of Church- 
Related Colleges, a note from you ex- 
pressing appreciation for their part in 
the North Carolina higher education 
program would mean much. 


1 Highland Container Corp. 

1 Ookdole Cotton Mills, Inc. 


2 Neisler Mills Divison 

Massachusetts Mohair Plush Co. 


Kinston Tobacco Co. 
Samson's Foundation 


Bernhardt Furniture Co. 
Caldwell Furniture Co. 


2 Carolina Plywood Foundation 

2 Dixie Furniture Foundation 
6 Charles Hoover, Jr. 

6 United Furniture Foundation 

3 The Wennonoh Mills Foundotion 


2 D. E. Rhyne Mills Co. 


1 The Scottish Bonk 


] McAdenville Foundation, Inc. 


4 Cross Cotton Mills Co. 


1 Craftique, Inc. 

6 The Mebane Company 

4 S. A. White 


1 American Bank and Trust Co. 

2 Monroe Hardware Co. 

3 Yole and Towne Manufacturing Co. 


Great Lakes Carbon Corp. 
Skyland Textile Company 


Mount Airy Knitting Co. 

National Furniture Co. 

North Carolina Granite Corp. 

Quality Mills Co. 

J. Bruce Yokley 

Oscor H. Yokley 


Charles 5. Clegfl 

The Dickson Foundation 

Globe Mills Co., Inc. 


Mount Olive Pickle Co. 


Ridgeview Hosiery Mills Co. 

American Furniture Co. 

W. L. London 


Capital Mercantile Co. 

Carolina Builders Corp. 

Corolina Power and Light Co. 

Continentol Baking Co. 

W. Henley Deitrick 

Dillon Supply Company 

Durham Life Insurance Co. 

Edwards and Broughton Co. 

Farmers Cooperative Exchange, Inc. 

Earl T. Jones 

W. H. King Drug Co. 

Motor Bearings and Parts Companies 

Nash-Steele-Warren, Inc. 

News and Observer Publishing Co. 

North Corolina Cotton Growers' 

Cooperotive Association 
North Carolina Products Corp. 
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 
Pine State Creamery Company 
Standard Supply Co. 
State Capital Life Insurance Co. 
Superior Stone Foundation 
Taylor Biscuit Co. 
Thermo-Industries, Inc. 


The Bank of Reidsville 


Belk-Tyler Co. 

W. B. Lea Tobacco Co. 

Thorpe and Ricks, Inc. 


Piedmont Advertising Agency 
Dr. Thomas M. Stonback 
Williom C. Stanbock 
Stanco Realty Company 


W. Koury Co., Inc. 
Macks' 5, 10, 25c Stores 
Sanford Furniture Co. 


Royal Cotton Mills Co. 
Sellers' Manufacturing Co. 


Shallcross Manufacturing Co. 


Bost Bakery, Inc. 


Hodley-Peoples Manufacturing Co. 
School Equipment, Inc. 
Siler City Manufacturing Co. 
Siler City Mills, Inc. 
Southeastern Equipment Co. 


Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. 


Spindole Mills, Inc. 
Sterling Hosiery Mills, Inc. 
Stonecutter Mills Corp. 


Elbridge Stuart Foundation 
Carnation Company, Inc. 
Kewaunee Technical Furniture Co. 
Sherrill Furniture Co. 
Stotesville Brick Co. 


5 Virginia Mills, Inc. 


5 The Mead Corp. 


2 Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Co. 
t W. S. Clark and Sons, Inc. 

4 Mayo Knitting Mills Co. 


5 Carolina Underwear Co. 
5 Commercial Carving Co. 

1 Thomas Austin Finch Foundation 
5 Gray Concrete Pipe Co. 

5 Ragan Knitting Co. 

2 Thomasville Chair Foundation 


1 The American Thread Company 


I Alba Hosiery Mills Co. 

I Waldensian Bakeries 

1 Waldensian Hosiery Mills, Inc. 


1 Fred H. Allen 

1 Anson Bonk and Trust Co. 

2 The First National Bank 
1 Fulton A. Huntley 

3 Little Cotton Monufocturing Co. 

1 McLeod Plywood Box Co. 

2 B. C. Moore and Sons Foundation 
1 Wade Manufacturing Co. 

1 Wadesboro Fertilizer Co. 

1 West Knitting Corp. 


2 Welico Shoe Corp. 


1 Acme Fertilizer Co., Inc. 
5 American Molasses Co. 

2 Block-Southland Sportswear Co. 
I E. W. Godwin and Sons 

4 L. S. Jeffords 

5 Notional Biscuit Co. Foundation 


The Branch Banking 8i Trust Co. 

Farmers' Cotton Oil Co. 

Hackney Bros. Body Company 

James I. Miller, Sr. 

J. E. Paschall 

Thurston Motor Lines Foundation 

Whitehead and Anderson, Inc. 


1 Arista Mills Co. 

3 Atlas Supply Company 

3 Bahnson Company 

1 Fred F. Bahnson 

1 Carolina Insulating Yarn Co. 

5 Douglas Battery Manufacturing Co. 

2 Farmers Cooperative Dairy, Inc. 

3 T. W. Garner Food Co. 
1 James K. Glenn 

3 Hones Dye and Finishing Co. 

5 P. H. Hones Knitting Co. 

6 Hones Hosiery Mills Foundation 

1 Hennis Freight Lines, Inc. 
3 McLean Trucking Company 
3 Piedmont Publishing Co. 

3 Pine Hall Brick and Pipe Co. 

5 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. 

3 Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation 

6 Security Life and Trust Co. 

4 Steward-Warner Foundation 

Bassick-Sock Co. 

2 Rolph M. Stockton 

3 Richard G. Stockton 
I Taylor Bros., Inc. 

6 Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. 


2 Colonial Stores Co. 

4 Plantation Pipe Line Foundation 

2 Sears Roebuck Foundation 


3 Franklin Electric Co. 


John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Cc. 
New England Mutuol Life Insurance Co. 


1 James B. Clow and Sons, Inc. 

1 Corn Products Refining Company 

5 Inland Steel-Ryerson Foundation 

1 Zurich Insurance Company 


3 The Procter and Gamble Fund 


5 Addressogroph-Multlgroph Corp. 

2 Bailey Meter Co. 

1 Cleveland Cliff Iron Co. 


3 Dibrell Brothers, Inc. 


2 Parke, Davis and Co. 


2 Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. 


2 Miss Eleanor L. Stonback 


5 The Amoco Foundation 

4 Babcock end Wilcox Compony 

1 A. S. Beck Shoe Co. 

2 The Best Foods, Inc. 
1 E. W. Bliss Co. 

1 Bristol-Myers Co. 

2 The General Foods Fund 

4 Graybar Electric Company 

2 New York Life Insuronce Co. 
I Otis Elevator Co. 

1 S. B. Penick Foundation 

3 Philip Morris, Inc. 

5 Socony Mobil Oil Co. 
) Sterling Drug Co. 

2 Time, Incorporated 

1 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. 

4 Union Carbide Educational Fund 

3 United States Steel Foundation 


I Sprogue Electric Foundation 


1 Aluminum Company of America 


5 Universal Leaf Tobacco Co. 

3 Virginio Electric and Power Co. 


2 Norfolk and Western Railway Co. 


5 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 


1 Weyerhaeuser Co. Foundation 






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Saroh Bell Major 

Margaret Schwarze 

Katherine Riggan Spaugh 

Doris Wclston Thompson 

Sarah Turlington 

Hope Johnson Berkley 

Eliz. Meinung North 

Lillian Cook Stacy 

Anne Hairston 

Margaret Houser 

Carolyn Price Hopper 

Edna Lindsey 

Julia Daniels Pridgen 

Margaret Vaughn Summerell 

Susie Batts Weeks 

1930 — 28 — $293.50 
Fritz FJrey Adkins 
Selma Crews Clodfelter 
Charlotte Grimes Cooper 
Mildred Fleming Councilor 
Josephine Cummings Higgins 
E. Willingham Johnson 
Margaret Vick McLennan 
Virginia Martin Maultsby 
Ross Walker Peebles 
Mildred Enochs Pethel 
Virginia Pfohl 

Catherine Biles Raper 
Nona Raper Rogers 
Laila Wright Smith 
Louise Swoim 
Eliz. McCulloch Austin 
Edith Perry man Brocker 
Esther Pfaff Cowart 
Beatrice Philpott DeHarte 
Morjorie Hallyburton Fels 
Sarah Sanders Hamlin 
Hilda Hester Harward 
Churchill Smith Jenkins 
Ernestine Flowers Lister 
Carrie Jones Morris 
Eliz. Rondthaler Pfohl 
Virginio Pleasants Shaffner 
Frances Hobbs Tuttle 

1931 _ 17 — $100.00 
Elizabeth Allen Armf ield 
Mary Norris Cooper 
Dorothy Thompson Dovts 
Ruth Fogleman 

Violet Hampton 

Edith Kirklond 

Daisy L. Carson Latham 

Frances Fletcher McGeochy 

Millicent Ward McKeithen 

Leonora Wilder Rankin 

Leonore Riggan 

Dallas Sink 

Ernestine Thies 

Rachel Hurley Messick 

Julia Boggs Mills 

Elizabeth Bergman O'Brien 

Courtney Shorpe Ward 

1932 — 16 — $102.00 
Josephine Blanton 
Harriet Holderness Davis 
Hazel Bradford Flynn 
Beatrice Hyde Givens 
Sarah Graves Harkroder 
Maude Hutcherson 
Brona Smothers Masten 
Frances Caldwell Prevost 
Anna Preston Shaffner 
Edith Leake Sykes 
Kotherine Brown Wolf 

* Memory — Beulah Zochary 
Pauline Schenherr Brubeck 
Wilhelmina Wohlford Lineberry 
Dell Landrefh McKeithen 
Mortha Delaney Watkins 

1933 — 12 — $469.00 

Ruth Crouse Guerrant 
Dorothy Heidenrich 
Adelaide Silversteen Hill 
Margaret Johnson 
Mary C. Siewers Mauzy 
Mary L. Mickey Simon 
Elizabeth Cor re II Thompson 
Rose Mary Best 

* Nancy Cox Holbrook 
Anne Rogers Penland 
Elizabeth Thomas 
*Gihlan Hall Kircher 

1934 — 17 — $110.00 
Mary Absher 
Jean Patterson Bible 
Marion Stovall BIythe 

Josephine Grimes Brogg 

Laura Blond Clayton 

Sarah Davis 

Marion Hadley 

Sarah Lindsay 

Zina Vologodsky Popov 

Thelma Crews Reece 

Betty Stougn 

Ruth Wolfe Waring 

Beth Norman Whitoker 

Go. Huntington Wyche 

Avis Billinghom Lieber 

Ruth Price Patten 

Marguerite Pierce Shelton 

1935 — 30 — $158.50 
Cortlandt Preston Creech 
Mildred Krites Davis 

Flo. McCanless Fearrington 
Louise Gaither 
Betty Tuttle Goode 
tlizabeth Gray Heefner 
Rachel Hines Carroll 
hlizabeth Jerome Holder 
Margaret Schwarze Kortz 
Sara Johnston Marsh 
Edna Higgins Morrison 
Frances Hill Norris 
Margaret McLean Shepherd 
Rebecca Hines Smith 
Grace Carpenter Steele 
Martha Neal Trotter 
Margaret Ward Trotter 
Jane Williams White 
Mary L. Fuller Berkeley 
Helen Hughes Blum 
Virginia Noll Cobb 
Margaret Flynt Crutchfield 
Rebecca Thomas Egolf 
Mary D. Dalton Fuller 
Bessie Cheatham Hollowoy 
Nancy P. McAlister Jennings 
Margaret Maxwell Leonard 
Sarah Jetton 
Core McNeill Pugh 
Claudia Foy Taylor 

1936 — 7 — $51.00 
Anna Withers Boir 
Corlotta Ogburn Patterson 
Garnelle Roney Sapp 
Mary Louise Shore 
Gertrude Schwolbe Trodohl 
Helen Sink Moser 
Frances Lambeth Reynolds 

1937 — 20 — $135,00 
Coroline Diehl Alsbaugh 
Mary L. Haywood Davis 
Sarah Easterling Day 
Amice Topp Fulton 
Virginia Gough Hordwick 
Jeannette Sawyer Ingle 
Josephine Kluttz Krider 
Corolyn Rockliffe Lambe 
Jane Leifried 

Hazel McMahan 

Virginia Neely 

Jo Ritter Reynolds 

Louise Wurreschke Samuel 

Georgia Goodson Saunders 

Josephine Whitehead Ward 

Elizabeth Gant Bennett 

Elizabeth Smith 

Winifred Swaim 

Bonnie J. Shore Taylor 

Margaret Rose Tennille 

1938 — 8 — $79.00 
Blevins Vogler Baldwin 
Cristel Cotes Crews 
Louise McClung Edwards 
Leila Williams Henderson 
Dorothy Hutaff 
Rebecca Brame Ingram 
Elizabeth Thornton McGowon 
Emma Lou Noell 

1939— 13 — $71.00 

Glenn Griffin Alford 
Mary Thomas Foster 
Gertrude Bagwell Honey 
Bill Fulton Lilley 
Kate Pratt Ogburn 
Janice Raney 
Bertha Hine Siceloff 
Nan Totten Smith 
Harriet Taylor 
Hannah Teichmann 
Virginia Flynt Hilson 
Ann Austin Johnston 
Zudie Powell White 

1940— 15 — $176.00 

Grace Gillespie Bornes 

Katherine Ledbetter Brown 

Betty Sanford Chopin 

Helen Savage Cornwall 

Mary Jo Pearson Faw 

Anne Mewborne Foster 

Margaret Morrison Guillett 

Elizabeth Hendrick 

Betsy Hobby Glenn 

Louisa Sloan Ledbetter 

Louise Norris Rand 

Mottle May Reovis 

Elizabeth Carter Stohl 

Evelyn McGee Jones 

Eleanor Sort in Moore 
1941 — 19 — $123.00 

Katherine King Bahnson 

Sue Forrest Barber 

Gladys Blackwood 

Soroh Linn Drye 

Esther Alexander Ellison 

Marguerite Bodie Gilkey 

Mary Ann Paschal Parrish 

Lena Morris Petree 

Florence Harris Sawyer 

Betsy O'Brien Sherrill 

Marvel Campbell Shore 

E Sue Cox Shore 

Morgoret Patterson Wade 

Nell Kerns Waggoner 

Pollyanno Evans Wall 

Betty Belcher Woo! wine 

Ado Utiey Herrin 

Jackie Ray Williams 

Phyllis Bozemore Williams 
1942—21 —$200.50 

Wyatt Wilkinson Bailey 

Betty Barbour Bowman 

Doris Shore Boyce 

Agnes Moe Johnston Campbell 

Polly Herrman Fairlie 

Mary W. Walker Ferguson 

Marion Norris Groborek 

Edith Horsfield Hogan 

Leila Johnston 

Alice Purcel! 

Margaret Vordell Sandresky 

Elizabeth Weldon Sly 

Rose Smith 

Minnie Westmoreland Smith 

Flora A vera Urban 

Marguerite Bettinger Walker 

Melba Mackie Bowie 

Mildred Mewsom Hinkle 

Lilly Ferrell Struthers 

Mariam Boyd Tisdole 

Pot Barrow Wallace 

1943 — 16 — $120.00 
Mary Best Bell 
Mortha Sauvoin Carter 
Ceil Nuchols Christensen 
Mary Louise Park Compton 
Cecelia Costellow Dickens 
Jane Gorrou Lane 

Inez Parrish Lowe 
Mary M. Struven Lynch 
Barbara Hawkins McNeill 
Louise Miller 
CoCo McKenzie Murphy 
Ruth O'Neal Pepper 
Alice Rondthaler 
Sara Henry Word 
Betty Yates Dize 
Phyllis UtIey Ridgeway 

1944 _ 14 — $105,00 

Mary Louise Rhodes Davis 
Mary Carrig French 
Gwynne North rup Greene 
Virginia Gibson Griffith 
Normie Tomlin Harris 
Rebecca Howell 
Katherine McGeochy Word 
Elizabeth Swinson Watson 
Erleen Lawson Wheeling 
Peggy Jane White 
Jean G''antham King 
Ann Reid Miller 
Helen O'Keeffe 
Louise Payne Patterson 
1945 — 19 — $232.00 

Emily Harris Amburgey 
Molly Boseman Bailey 
Betty Grantham Bornes 
Mildred Gorrison Cosh 
Helen Phillips Cothran 
Mary E. Boyley Formy-Duvol 

Nancy Helsabeck Fowler 
Betty J eon Jones Holmes 
Genevieve F rosier Ives 
Mary Frances Mc Neely 
Kathleen Phillips Richter 
Adele Chase Seligmon 
Mary E. Byrd Thatcher 
Noncy Moss Vick 
Frances Crowell Watson 
Eliz. Gudger Williamson 
Lil Joyner Bennett 
Mary Alice Neilson 
Joyce Wooten Wither ington 

1946 — 21 — $170.00 
Julia Maxwell Allen 
Nancy P. Swift Briggs 
Jane Calkins 

June Reid Elom 
Greta Garth Gray 
Avis Weaver Helms 
Peggy Witherington Hester 
Jane Bell Holding 
Vo. Mclver Koallick 
Mary J , Viero Means 
Mary Hand Ogburn 
Betsy Thomas Stuart 
Morion Waters Vought 
Martha Hayes Voisin 
Anne Worlick Carson 
Jeonne Hodges Coulter 
Anne Brown Helvenston 
Barbara Watkins Hesselman 
Betty Hill 

Coroline Bennett Martin 
Patricia Mehorter Savage 

1947 — 20 — $143.00 
Betty Bagley Bolde 
Sally Boswell Coffer 
Beverly Newman Creel 
Anne P. Folger 

Carol Gregory Hodnett 
Ruth Scott Jones 
Mae Noble McPhoil 
Ticka Senter Morrow 
Rebecca Clopp 01 linger 
Frances Corr Parker 
Agnes Quinerly 
Frances Rives Rowlette 
Peggy Page Smith Sams 
Annabel Allen Stanbock 
Anne Barber Strickland 
Margaret Styers 
Emma Mitchell Wilcox 
Mary Anne Linn Woodson 
Gwen M. Yount 
Phyllis Johnson Quaiheim 

1948 — 29 — $185.50 

Mary W. Bunting Andrews 
Ann Corothers Barron 
Borbaro Folgsr Chatham 
Marion Gaither Cline 
Lomie Lou Mills Cooke 
Mary Dov'is Davidson 
Christine Groy Galloher 
Marilyn Booth Greene 
Barbara Word Hall 
Page Daniel Hill 
Peggy Blum Hill 
Anne Southern Howell 
Genevra Beaver Kelly 
Mary Lou Langhorne 
Patsy Law 

Marilyn Watson Massey 
Mary Billings Morris 
Mary Bryant Newell 
Virginia Smith Royal 
Margaret Fisher Scarborough 
Mary J. Snavely Sexton 
Betty Boll Snyder 
Ruby Moye Stokes 
Mary J. McGee Vernon 
Mary Harriet White 
Doris Lineback Brown 
Betty Barnwell Cooler 
Sarah Holton Melton 
Mory Stevens Welchel 
1949 _ 14 — $102.00 

Jeanne Dungon Greear 
Laurel Green 

Margery Crowgey Koogler 
Betsy Schaum Lamm 
Frances Reznick Lefkowltz 
Catherine Moore 
Mary Motsinger 
Vo. Coburn Powell 
Mary P. Evans Sovard 
Mary Willis Truluck 

— 19- 

Jean Shoaf Via 
Susan Spach Welfare 
Peggy Wotkins Wharton 
Anna Morrison Wl-iiddon 

1950— 24 — $174.00 

Ruth Lenkoski Adorns 
Gerry Brown Alexander 
Frances Home Avera 
Helen Creamer Brown 
Ann Linville Burns 
Joan Read Calhoun 
Carol Daniels Grieser 
Connie Neamond Kick 
Love Ryder Lee 
Elizabeth Leiand 
Mary J. Hurt Littlejohn 
Carolyn Dunn Miller 
Polly Harrop Montgomery 
Sue Stowers Morrow 
Beverly Johnson Pritchard 
Louise Stacy Reams 
Betty McBrayer Sasser 
Lyn Marshall Savage 
Jean Starr Sills 
Joseph E. Smith 
Wesley Snyder 
Sue Stonestreet Sturkey 
Carolyn Reid Turner 
Joyce Martin Benson 

1951 —24 — $212.00 

Ann Jenkins Anderson 
Kenan Casteen Carpenter 
Effie Chonis 
Ann Pleasants Collawn 
Anne Coleman Cooper 
Mary Lib Weaver Daniel 
Mary E. EIrick Everett 
Lucy Harper Grier 
Anne Moseley Hardaway 
Jane Hart Hoisley 
Bennie Joe Michael Howe 
Anne Rodwell Huntley 
Clara Justice MacMillan 
Fay Stickney Murray 
A. Clinkscales Seabrook 
Joanne White Shuford 
Rosalind Fogel Silverstein 
Betty Beal Stuart 
Betty Griffin Juggle 
Carolyn Lovelace Wheless 
Jan Ballentine Vestal 

1952 — 18 — $102.50 

Margaret Thomas Bourne 
Julia Timberlake Bryant 
Ann Sprinkle Clark 

Sally Senter Council 
Kitty Burrus Felts 
Jean Fatten French 
Edna Wilkerson McCollum 
Ann Blackwell McEntee 
Martha Fitchett Ray 
Alice Dobson Simonson 
Peggy Bonner Smith 
Daisy Chonis Stathakis 
Emily Mitchell Williamson 
tizzie Hancock Falkner 
Carolyn Butcher Freeman 
Dorothy Clemmer McCord 
B. J, Knoss Waldron 
Nina Gray Wallace 

1953 — 31 —$251.00 

Marian Lewis Avera 
Carmen Johnston Chears 
Peggy Chears 

Anne Simpson Clay 
Martha Newcomb Darden 
Anna Morgan Dull 
Sollie Kerner Fleming 
Jeanne Moye Graham 
Jeanne Harrison 
Carolyn Dobson Love 
Drone Vaughn McCall 
Eleanor McGregor 
Ruth Derrick Mellor 
Katherine B. Mountcostle 
Jean Davenport Nelson 
Betty Kipe Pfohl 
Sally Ann Knight Seabury 
Anne Rhyne Scott 
Kothrin Green Sides 
Fae Deaton Stein 
Margie Ferrell Team 
Julio Moore Tucker 
Jnne Fearing Williamson 
Jane Huss Benbow 
Endreo B runner CorroH 
Soroh Cranford 
Grace Woodson Curd 
Josephine Hunter Deem 
Alice Gilland 
Joyce Whitehurst Stroud 
Grace Lynch Troutman 

1954 — 20 — $140.00 

Joanne Moody Clark 

Doris McMillan Eller 

Jean Edwords 

Frankie Strader Glenn 

Alice McNeely Herring 

Connie Murray McCuiston 

Ruth Mcllroy 

Anne Robertson Morgan 

Lucy Harris Poulsen 

Priscilla Henrich Quinn 

Dot Smothers Richardson 

Edith Tesch Vaughn 

Ann Bondurant Young 

Joan Wompler Chambers 

Nancy Arnott Cramer 

Eleanor Johnson Day 

Jean Henry 

Eleonor Fry Meochem 

Cynthia May Spann 

S. Jeon Calhoun Turlington 

1955— 26 — $146.00 

Kay Cunningham Berry 
Ann Long Blackmon 
Carolyn Kneeburg Chappell 
Vo. Milltcon Crabtree 
Dorothy Allen Crone 
Sue Jones Davis 
Carolyn Wotlington Fogan 
Louise Fike 
Betsy Llles Gont 
Normo Honks Goslen 
Edith Howell Miller 
Emily Heard Moore 
Francine Pitts Moore 
Audrey Lindley Norwood 
Barbora White Peocock 
Gertrude Johnson Revelle 
Pat Marsh Sasser 
Freda Siler 
Ernstine Kopp Studer 
Helen Wotkins Thompson 
Nancy Florance VannKirk 
Barbara Kuss Ward 
Marguerite Blonton York 
Jeon Jennings 
Patsy Roberson Longston 
Mory S. Livingston Stegall 

1956 — 33 — $179.50 

Louise Barron Barnes 
Sara Pate Chambers 
Julia Parker Credle 
Joanne Meillicke DeWitt 
Emily McClure Door 
Nellie A. Barrow Everman 
Betty Boll Foley 
Carolyn Spough Farmer 
Susan Gloser Fisher 
DoyI Dowson Hester 
Ello Ann Lee Holding 
Betty Morrison Johnson 
Polly Lorkins 
Emma McCotter Lothom 
Soress Gregg Marshall 
Morgaret L. Martin 
Jeon Miller Messick 
Betty Saunders Moritz 
Marian Myers Murphy 
Vivian Fosul Pontelokos 
Mory McClure Phillips 
Nancy Duffy Russell 
Beth Paul Sloan 
Betty Cosh Smith 
Denyse McLowhon Smith 
Agnes Rennie Stacia 
Nancy Proctor Turner 
Borbora Green Horrison 
Betty Sue Justice 
Donald Caldwell Pierpont 
Lynda George Snow 
Eleanor Smith 
Mory Helen Burns Wallace 

1957 — 30 — $147.00 

Madeline Allen 

Mary Avera 

Sujette Davidson Brown 

Kate Cobb 

Jean Stone Crawford 

Jane Little Covington 

Dorothy Ervin 

Pottie Ward Fisher 

Patricia Flynt 

Ann Webb Freshwater 

Toni Gill Horton 

Anne Miles Hussmann 

Betty Byrum Lilley 

Nancy Warren Miefert 

Kotherine Oglesby 

Borbora Durhom Plumlee 

Pat Greene Rather 

Joan Reich 

Sorah Vance 

Mory Walton 

Nancy Blum Wood 

Morilyn Stacy Collins 

Judith Williams Ellis 

Anne Holt 

Melindo Wobberson McCoy 

Meredith Stringfield Ootes 

Betty Boird Rusher 

Mary Hendrix Showfety 

Nino Skinner Upchurch 

Rochel Roy Wright 

1958-30 — $155.50 

Judith Anderson Borrett 
Nancy Cridlebough Beord 
Mory Blount 
Mortho Anne Bowles 
Lillion Hollond Brady 
Rebekoh Hinkle Cormichael 
Phyllis Corswell 
Anis Iro Daley 
Saroh Fordhom 
Jone Bridges Fowler 

Curtis Wrike Gromley 

Martha Jarvis 

Gail Landers 

Amory Merritt 

Mary J. Gollowoy Quottlebaum 

Shirley Redlock 

Barbara Rowlond 

Nancy Sexton 

Louise Homner Taylor 

Peggy Ingram Voigt 

Nancy Walker 

Nollner Morrissett Wotts 

Mary Craig Bryont 

Barbara Pace Doster 

Mory H. Fike Griffin 

Lindo Chappel Hayes 

Duort Jennette Johnston 

Ernestine Spencer Morrow 

Koy Honnon Paul 

Peggy Anne Thompson 

1959 — 28 — $140.00 

Jane Leighton Boiley 

Ruth Bennett 

Lucindo Oliver Denton 

Hilo Moore DeSaussure 

Suzanne Coblness Forabow 

Martha Goddord 

Morion Neamon Golding 

Jone Irby Gront 

Noel Vossler Horris 

Shirley Hordy Herald 

Mary Lois Jomes 

Potty Kimbrough 

Martha McClure 

Marilyn Shull 

Audrey Kennedy Smith 

Anne Summerell 

Mary Thaeler 

Lynn Warren Toms 

Morcile Von Liere 

Eva Von VIeck 

Laura Bible 

Mortho Wilkins Crawley 

Jennette Verreoult Gorrou 

Kay LaMor 

Mortho Duvoll Pryor 

Mildred Clemmer Shuford 

Sally-Lynne Badget Thomas 

Meriwether Walker 

Academy Alumnae — 3 — $110.00 

Annie M. Norman Barrier 
DeWitt Chatham Hones 
Charlotte Davis Massey 

Friends — 11 — $254.00 


Miss Borton 

Miss Barrier 

Mrs. Elizabeth Collett Hay 

Miss McNair 

Miss Rouche 

Dr. Smith 

Mrs. Starr 

Mrs. Reid 

Miss Weinland 

Mrs. Hottie C. Sadler 

Alumnae Clubs — 7 — $520.00 





Lehigh Valley 



Old Southern Kitchins — $50.70 







Grizzelle Norfleet, '20 — $ 5,000 

Chloe Freeland Horsfield, '15, by husband 3,700 

Anonymous Alumna _._ 

Elizabeth Zachory Vogler, '23 

Ted Wolff Wilson, '21 

Virginia Shaffner Pleasants, x'30 . 
Ted and Johnsie Moore Hayward, 

Laurel Green, '49 

Isabel Wenhold Veazie, '27 

Mary Johnson Hart, '29 

Margaret Johnson, '33 

Alumnae to Library 

Alumnae to Library 

Alumnae Clubs: Philadelphia and Raleigh 
Classes: 1904, 14, 23, and 1960 

$ 5,000.00 






























Nan Norfleet Early Arts Fund 

Faculty Salaries endowment 

Scholarship endowment 

Beuloh Zachory Scholarship 

Tom & Ted Wilson Scholarship 

Jennie Richardson Shaffner Scholarship 

College endowment 

Science Building addition 

Lucy Leinbach Wenhold Book Memorial 

Elizabeth Hicks Johnson Book Memorial 

Elizabeth Hicks Johnson Book Memorial 

Book of Remembrance memorials 

Friends of Library 



47 contributors $13,200.00 TOTAL to designated gifts 

1 069 contributors — - 10,346.20 TOTAL to 1959-60 Alumnae Fund 

1,116 contributors $23,546.20 COMBINED TOTAL OF ALUMNAE 

GIFTS in 1959-60 

Glass Notes 


1900 Stella Phelps Nance 

May 2, 1960 

1902 Robina Mickle 

April 25, 1960 

1904 Louise Crist Jones 

May 22, 1960 



Ora Hunter Armst 



Louise T. Forgey ! 

Fall, 1959 

April 7, 1960 

Anna C. Farrow 


Louise Applewhite McDaniel 

May 2, 1960 

Anna Ogburn 


Julia Lee Little Smith 

May 10, 1960 

February 8, 1959 

Carrie Rollins Sevier will write 
classnotes if you send your news to 
her at 84 Edwin Place, Asheville, N. 
C. Sympathy to her in the death of 
her brother, Dr. Wallace Rollins. 

Sympathy to Stella Farrow Paschal 
who lost her sister, Anna Farrow, 
'09. Blanche Thornton Cole's failing 
eyesight confines her to her Phila. 

Sympathy to Annie Bynum Kapp 
in the loss of her husband in May, 
and to his sister Mamie Kapp, '02. 

Margaretta Hanes Old gave a party 
for Salem's Choral Ensemble after 
their concert in Norfolk. (See Gifts 
Announcement for the $10,000 she 
has given the Norfolk Foundation, 
from which Salem will benefit.) 

Annie Vest Eussell 
3032 Rodman St., N.W. 
Washingfton, D. C. 

Sympathy to Mabel Spaugh Bar- 
row in the April death of her hus- 

(Mrs. Charles M.) 
100 Sherwood Forest Rd. 
Winston-Salem. N. C. 

Louise Crist Jones, invalided since 
a stroke in 1948, died May 22. 

Martha Poindextee 
P. O. Box 2223 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Congratulations again to Louise 
Bahnson Haywood. She won first 

prize — the Kitty Poole Johnson 
Award — a silver tray — for the best 
musical composition in the N. C. 
Federation of Women's Clubs con- 

Fan Little says: "I am en.ioying 
retirement after many years of teach- 
ing in Charlotte". Sisters Lila and 
Alice live with her. Rosa Little Jack- 
son, the youngest of the Little girls, 
and husband come from Miami for 
Christmas. Fan's chief delight is her 
nephew's baby girl. 

Our sympathy to Lillian Miller 
Cox, in the loss of her brother, Frank 
Miller of Greensboro . . . and to Lucy 
Dunkley Woolwine, whose husband 
died on May 14. Lucy has five mar- 
ried daughters. 

Let's have a fuller report, girls. 
Send your news by Sept. 1st. 



Ella Lambeth Rankin 
(Mrs. W. W.) 
1011 Gloria Ave. 
Durham, N. C. 

Mary Frost Folsom was in Or- 
lando, Fla., last winter with her engi- 
neer son . . . Grace Siewers and 
Lizzie Booe Clement, '12, went to 
Europe in May . . . Sympathy to 
Helen Buck Torrence, whose husband 
died in Feb. in Charlotte. 

Mary P. Oliver 
Route #2, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

We sadly i-eport the deaths of two 
classmates in May in W-S : Anna 
Farrow and Anna Ogburn. The lives 
of each were filled with g-ood works 
and lasting' influences. Anna Farrow 
taught little children for 44 years 
and was also Sunday School teacher. 
Anna Ogburn managed her farm and 
other properties, and "Sunny Acres" 
at Lewisville was often used for 
church retreats and a camp for 
under privileged children. Her $1000 
gift brought our 50th reunion gift to 
the Lehman Chair of Literature to 
$1,493.50. She left a bequest to Salem 
in her will. Both were devoted mem- 
bers of Centenary Methodist Church 
and generous with their time and 

Mary Oliver, who is our fine news 
reporter, broke her hip on June 2, 
and was in the hospital when this 
went to press. We are so sorry for 
the accident ,which is the second 
time she has had such a misfortune. 

Lillian Spach Dalton 
(Mrs. William N.) 
545 Sprague St., 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Nine of our 21 graduates were at 
Salem on May 28th looking their 
best (or as one member expressed 
it — "if we didn't, at least we tried!") 

These were: Eleanor Bustai-d Cun- 
ningham, Ruth Greider, Bessie Hyl- 
ton Dowdy, Ruth Meinung, Maria 
Parris Upchurch, Mary Powers, Mar- 
ietta Reich Shelton, Lillian Spach 
Dalton, and Grace Starbuck. 

We had six associate members 
celebrating with us: Elsie Adams, 
Ruth Kilbuck Patterson, May Speer, 
Annie Thomas, Mamie Tise Mc- 
Kaug-han and Lucille Womack Fo- 
gle. It was a joy to have them with 
us. Six of our graduates have died. 

Eleanor Cunningham, our speaker, 
gave a splendid talk, stressing class 
loyalty, our interest and optimistic 
view of the future Salem. She pre- 
sented our Anniversary gift of $525 
as initial gift to the Fine Arts 
Building so needed at Salem. 

We feel that we are making his- 
tory by so designating our gift, as 
others may see that 1910 threw the 
first ball to start the 1962 campaign 
rolling for this building. 

On the luncheon table was a beau- 
tiful flower arrangment — a gift from 

Pauline Robinson, Christine Gallaher 
and Aurelia Eller — a memorial to 
their mother, Pauline Bahnson Gray. 

Our class meeting was held in the 
"Friendship Room" in Strong Dor- 
mitory. This was an hour of fun, 
reminiscing, and looking through 
scrapbooks. Lillian Spach Dalton 
was elected correspondent. Write 
your news to me so that I may re- 
port it in the Bulletin. 

We were saddened to receive a 
tele^-am from Beulah Peters Carrig 
telling of the death of her husband 
on May 27th. 

At six o'clock we gathered at the 
Forsyth Country Club for a ban- 
quet. The table decorations carried 
out the Salem colors of yellow and 
white in a beautiful and perfect 
way. For favors Ruth Meinung pre- 
sented each one with a lovely hand- 
painted stamp box, which she — our 
class artist — had done. 

After the banquet the film "The 
Rugged Road to Salem" was shown, 
which we felt was a fitting close to 
a happy day of fun and good fellow- 

Maria and Annie Thomas spent 
the night at the College and enjoyed 
Baccalaureate Sermon in Home Mo- 
ravian Church. 

Annie was an accountant in War 
Dept. for 36 years, and since her 
retirement has continued to live in 
Washington. We are especially 
eager to have news from the six 
absentees to share with the others 
in our next column. 


Louise Getaz Taylor wrote: 
"Friends of Olive Rogers Pope will 
regret to learn of her husband's 
death in April. Mr. Pope, born in 
Ala., had lived in Morristown, Tenn. 
since 1913, where he was a prominent 

Mildred Harris Fuller 

1/T) (Mrs. E. E.) 

/^ 104 Rectory St. 

^ Oxford, N. C. 

Fannie Blow Rogers wrote of the 
April death of Louise Forgey in 
Morristown, Tenn., where she taught 
for many years. 

Lizzie Booe Clement wrote of a 
trip to Alaska, California and Yel- 
lowstone Park, and plans for an- 
other in May to the Scandanavian 
countries. We look forward to hear- 
ing from our traveler. 

Bettie Poindexter Hane?' news 
centers in her six grandchildren: 
four girls and two boys. We hope 
the girls will attend Salem Academy 
& College. She is fortunate to have 
her two sons and families living 
close to her. 

It was pleasant to hear that Fan- 
nie Blow Witt Rogers is well and 
enjoying life. A holiday at Pompano 
Beach, Fla. with her sister, Edith 
Vogler and family, was a highlight 
of the winter. 

Lydia Lambeth Abbott is well 
and happy and says her three chil- 
dren and eleven grandchildren are a 
source of great pleasure. 

A visit to Raleigh gave me the 
opportunity to see Ruth Price 
Chandler and Addie Webb. I was the 
guest of Ruth and her husband, and 
there was much talk about Salem. 
Addie and I also enjoyed reminis- 
cing over the bridge table, 

I wish to make a plea to all to 
respond to my request for news. 
Even when it isn't particularly ex- 
citing- it is interesting to those of 
us who were together at Salem, and 
your items can be shared in my re- 
ports in this class column. 

•The May death of Stuart Hayden 
Spicer's husband ended a 30-year 
career in medicine. Dr. Spicer special- 
ized m obstetrics. His father and 
four brothers were also doctors. Our 
sympathy to Stuart, the daughter and 
four grandchildren. 

Margaret Blair McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

We extend heartfelt sympathy to 
Lucy Hadley Cash, in the loss of her 

Nellie Messick Moore comments: 
"It has been a Ions time since Latin 
exams. Now I am in the blissful state 
of grandmotherhood and enjoying 
each day to its fullest. Dr, Moore 
and I enjoyed a spring trip to 
Natchez and New Orleans. Our chil- 
dren now number nine: two sons, 
their wives and five grandchildren. 
Our older boy. Dr. Robert, Jr., is a 
neuro-surgeon in Wilmington, N. C. 
He has 2 girls and a boy. Radford 
Moore and family live here. He is 
with Piedmont Federal Savings & 
Loan Assn. He has a girl and a boy, 
and lives near us. 

Dr. Moore still practices ortho- 
pedic surgery at Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine. His hobby is fish- 
ing. I have a Sunday Schooi class, a 
circle, and many other interesting- 
activities to make life full and re- 
warding. My love to all the 1914 

Our travelling President, Pat 
Womack Fetzer, entitles her descrip- 
tion of her trip : SALEMITES 

Accompanied by our husbands, 
three Salem Alumnae, Margaret 
Brickenstein Leinbach, '13 (Mrs. C. 
T.,) Olive Thomas Ogburn, '18, (Mrs. 


R. Henry) Pattie Wray Woniack 
Fetzer, (Mrs. K. M.) visited Hawaii 
in March 1960. Also in our party 
were Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Fowler. 

Tho' streets and airport runways 
were still cluttered with the big 
snow of March we managed to take 
off from Greensboro Airport for 
Washington and, by holding the jet 
plane half an hour in Baltimore, we 
boarded the luxurious jet airliner 
and flew to Los Angeles in 5^2 hours. 
Over Grand Canyon in the late after- 
noon, the pilot came down so we had 
a gorgeous view and the coloring 
was magnificent. 

We spent two days in Los Angeles 
visiting' Disneyland, Beverly Hills 
and other points of interest. On the 
afternoon of March 6th we boarded 
the Matson Liner Lurliue for a iV2 
day sail to Honolulu. The arrival 
was quite colorful. The approach to 
the Island was beautiful, with Dia- 
mond Head in the offing, the water 
a gorgeous blue and the colorful 
catamarans coming out to meet us 
filled with greeters in their native 
dress. We were decked with leis and 
a kiss, and on the dock was a Hawai- 
ian orchestra and hula dancers to 
meet us. 

The weather was perfect, warm 
sunny days and cool nights. Our 
headquarters were on Waikiki Beach. 
It has become quite commercialized 
but has beautiful hotels and interest- 
ing shops. The beach is beautiful to 
look at. There is a lot of coral in the 
water but it is wonderful for surf 
riders. We had a boat trip to Pearl 
Harbor but it gave us sad hearts to 
see the remains of war's devastation. 
We also visited the Punch Bowl 
where thousands of our boys are 
buried, and we toured the residential 
sections of Honolulu and the Pali. 

We visited the Islands of Hawaii 
and Kauai, flying between Islands 
via the very efficient Aloha Airlines. 
Although there were many beautiful 
and interesting spots on Oahu, we 
thought the outlying Islands were 
more beautiful and less commercial- 
ized. We visited the Kona section and 
the City of Hilo on the Island of 
Hawaii. The Kona section is sparsely 
inhabited as it is mostly covered with 
lava and their main production is 
coffee that flourishes in lava rock 
that has been there for ages. In the 
National Park we had luncheon at 
the Volcano House which is on the 
rim of Kilaneo Crater. We wall^ed 
to the edge of the crater where steam 
still rises from the interior. We also 
visited Kilaneo Kiki, the one that 
erupted last December. It closed a 
road around it but they were already 
working on a new one. We were told 
the minute an eroption starts the 
natives flock to view it. In Hilo we 
visited orchid gardens and the flowers 
were beautiful everywhere. 

The flights to the Islands were 
beautiful. We could look down and 
see the pineapple and can fields laid 
out in plots for irrigation. The val- 
leys were lush green, surrounded by 
cragged mountains. On the Island of 
Hawaii were the snow capped moun- 
tains of Mona Loa and Mona Kia. 

The Island of Kauai is called the 
Flower Island and rightly named. It 
was on this Island that "South Paci- 
fic" was filmed. The tropical growth 
is lush, the water and beaches beau- 
tiful. One of the outstanding sights 
was the Waimea Canyon. It is not 
as deep and wide as the Grand 
Canyon but it rivals it in coloring. 
We "visited the pineapple and sugar 
cane fields and learned some interest- 
ing things about their harvesting. 

We sailed from Honolulu on the 
Mariposa and were fortunate to come 
into San Francisco without fog. Com- 
ing into the harbor under Golden 
Gate Bridge was a lovely sight. We 
spent two days in that fascinating 
city and then travelled cross country 
to Chicago on the California Zephyr. 
We followed the Colorado river over 
200 miles along gorges and through 
snow-capped mountains. Our non-ston 
flight from Chicago to Greensboro 
was delightful and, although we had 
enjoyed a wonderful vacation, North 
Carolina looked good to us. 


Blanche Allen 
330 Irvin St., 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Only five members were present 
for 45th Reunion, but as Dorothy 
Gaither Morris said at Alumnae 
Luncheon "we are still going strong, 
even if there are not many present". 

After the luncheon we elected 
Louise Vogler Dalton, president, Lola 
Butner, vice-president, Edith Witt 
Vogler, fund agent, and Blanche 
Allen, correspondent. 

It was Louise Williams Graves' 
first return to Salem for Alumnae 
Day. Louise has been married twice, 
and has two sons by her first mar- 
riage. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ed- 
wards, came with her. She lives at 
Myrtle Beach, S. C. 

Dorothy Gaither Morris reported 
traveling extensively in Europe and 
Alaska last summer. Dorothy brought 
Miss Mary Heitman, '07 with her. 
We enjoyed having both visitors at 
our reunion table. 

The others present were Louise 
Vogler Dalton, Edith Witt Vogler 
and Lola Butner. 

We found that out of our 28 grad- 
uates twenty are living and we 
hope that all of these can be present 
at 50th reunion. We had a happy 
time reminiscing and exchanging 
news, both at the college and later 
at Louise Dalton's lovely new home, 
where we were served her delicious 
homemade sugar-cake and coffee. 

Lola Butner, reporter. 

Jeanie Payne Ferguson of Martins- 
ville, Va. wrote of her first grand- 

child, a boy born Aug. 1959 to her 
daughter Jean Porterfield of Burling- 
ton, N. C. Jean, a graduate of WC 
UNC, had worked for Western Elec- 
tric in Burlington. Her daughter, 
Frances, went to Elon College. She 
is Mrs. Richard Pulliam of Richmond, 
secretary to two surgeons in Rich- 

Agnes V. Dodson 
363 Stratford Road, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Only four of 16 graduates answer- 
ed my call for news. We hope others 
will send news for the next BULLE- 

Ruby Ray Cunningham and Dr. C. 
flew to Michigan in March to the 
graduation of son Bill, from Michi- 
gan State University. Bill, with wife 
and two small boys, now live in St. 
Louis, Mo., where he is with the 
City Planning and Research Bureau. 
Daughter Harriet, (Academy, '40) is 
on the board of education in Morgan- 
ton, N. C. She has three sons. 

Olivia Miller and mother are mov- 
ing to Jacksonville, Fla., where she 
continues her work with the ACL 

Frances Doub Rainey has completed 
27 years as executive secretary of 
our Civic Music Series. She and Bill 
spent Easter in Washington as guests 
of daughter Jean, her husband and 
two sons, and of daughter Martha, 
who works there. The third daughter, 
Connie, and husband live here in 
W-S. Connie is treasurer of the Wom- 
en's Society of our Methodist Church. 
Lola Doub — according to her hus- 
band — "is hale, hearty and reason- 
ably happy". They have a new home 
in "charlotte and a lovely home at 
Pawley's Island, S. C, where the 
families gather in summer. Besides 
teaching school, Lola's activities in- 
clude church, bridge, fishing . . . 
and three grandchildren! She wrote: 
"Can we round up all of 1916 for a 
return to Salem in 1966? I can't be- 
lieve our Golden Anniversary is not 
too far away, but we should begin 
planning for it." 

As for me, since I resigned as 
choir director, I am not singing any 
more. Nannie and I are busy with 
home and many outside activities. 
We belong to the Woman's Club, 
music and book clubs, the UDC and 
DAR. We have a Hammond spinet 
organ and play the organ and piano 
together for our own pleasure and 
that of our friends. 

News from non-graduates was wel- 

Mary MacLeod Bethea Hardy 
wrote: "I have three sons and 10 
grandchildren. Preston, our second 
son, is a lawyer and jet pilot in the 
Air Force. He and his family were 
in France last year, and are now in 
England. He has a lovely wife and 
four children. His daughter enters 
Cambridge this fall. Dr. Hardy and 


I planned to visit them in England 
this summer, but three months in 
bed recovering from a heart attack 
and five weeks in the hospital mend- 
ing my collarbone broken in an auto 
accident in March have postponed 
our trip until 1961. 

Our eldest son, B. F., Jr., has five 
lovely girls. Clifford, our youngest, 
has one son named for my brother, 
Weatherly Bethea. He was a pre- 
mature baby whom Dr. Hardy and I 
kept during his crucial first year. He 
is a love, now three years old. 

Mildred Harris Fuller visited me 
last fall and we had a good time talk- 
ing Salem. Miss Robbie Mickle and 
I corresponded through the years, 
and her recent death is a sorrow. 

Dr. Hardy and I live in my old 
home outside of Dillon, where he has 
his office. We are planning to build 
on the edge of town, with the house 
facing two lovely fish ponds he 

Cornelia Elliott Lukins reports 9 
grandchildren. When in Florida she 
saw Susan Brown Korner, who works 
at Vero Beach. 

Janet Freeman Minnis has one of 
her sons and his family living with 
her. She has two sons, a daughter 
and 4 grandchildren. 

Martha Mclver Harris still teaches 
piano. She summers in California 
with her daughter and the two 

Lucille Williamson Withers is busy 
with her insurance business. 

Dorothy Strohmeier Cliff's letter 
is quoted: "After 11/2 years at Salem 
my parents moved from Ohio to 
Nazareth, Pa. In 1914 I entered 
Moravian College, graduating with 
a B.A. in 1918. Fifty years ago I did 
summer work at Salem. Under Mr. 
Pfohl, bookkeeper, I started the first 
financial record for the Alumnae As- 
sociation, recording pledges and gifts 
to a drive then in progress. During 
the school term, I continued this 
work after classes. Sometimes I 
served as "Chaperone" on Saturday 
nights, sitting in the hall outside the 
parlors in the Office Building. If I 
had any trouble keeping all doors 
open, or a young man failed to leave 
promptly at 10 PM, I called Mrs. 
Rondthaler to come down from the 
family living quarters upstairs. 

In May, 1919, I married Joseph 
Cliff and our family includes a 
daughter and four sons. Our girl 
graduated at Moravian in 1941, and 
two of the boys have degrees from 
Lehigh. All five are married and we 
have 12 grandchildren. 

I have visited Salem twice through 
the years. In 1958 Mr. Cliff and I 
saw the Alumnae House and a 
changed campus. Naturally my ties 
are stronger with Moravian, but I 
am still interested in Salem." 

Marie Shore — our honorary mem- 
ber — is enjoying a new home for the 
second time. Shortly after comple- 

tion damage from a fire necessitated 
repainting and redecorating, but now 
it is just like it was in the beginning. 
Marie and son Robert serve on 
Salem's Board of Trustees. She has 
six grandchildren. 


Marie Crist Blackwood 
(Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 
1116 Briarcliff Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Belle Lewter West spent most of 
the winter in Atlanta with her 
daughter and son-in-law and their 
five children, and in Florida and 
North Carolina, escaping from cold 
weather in Detroit. In Roanoke Ra- 
pids she visited with Mary Feimster 
Owen, happy as hostess at the 
teacherage. Bill's son George is now 
the proud father of George Henry 
West, IV. George, III, is associated 
with his father in Detroit in Whole- 
sale Lumber. 

Helen Long Follett is so good 
about writing. She was in Rocking- 
ham in April for a visit and will 
spend the summer in Bethel, Maine. 

Mary Efird has moved to 308 
Marshall Street, Apt. 4, Hampton, 
Virginia. She and Eunice Hunt 
Swasey, 19, spent ten days in Flor- 
ida in March at Sanibel Island, "the 
shell hunters paradise". 

I visited Salem at Commencement 
and saw girls from 17-19-20 whom 
I recognized. Had a wonderful 
luncheon with the "ice tea". I stayed 
over for the Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Henrietta Wilson Holland retired 
from teaching this June. We had a 
long visit on Sunday afternoon to- 

May you all have a wonderful 
summer — and you'll be hearing from 

No word re 40th reunion came to 
Salem, and Virginia Holmes Mc- 
Daniel was the only one present. 

The class will be proud to hear 
that Grizzelle Norfleet presented 
Salem with $5,000 as inital gift to 
the Nan Norfleet Early Arts Fund 
— a memorial to her sister Nan, who 
taught art at Salem. 


Elva M. Templeton 
202 S. Academy St. 
Gary, N. G. 

Blessings on Elva who has volun- 
teered to be correspondent. So — send 
your news to her before Sept. 1st. 
Elva has retired after 35 years of 
teaching. She lives alone, as all her 
family is dead. She keeps house — 
with a chihuahua for company — and 
enjoys her Sunday School class of 
fifty-five-year olds. 

Alice David Hames greeted Ted 
Wolff Wilson on Alumnae Day. Ted, 
no sooner ends one Salem job, than 
she takes on another. She went off 

the College Alumnae Board in May, 
and on the Academy one. As VP of 
Raleigh's branch of Experiment in 
International Living, she is happy 
that a Salem grad — Miriam Quarlers, 
'58, was chosen to be Raleigh's "am- 
bassador" in Turkey this summer. 

Anne Sharpe Garrett Holmann 
saw the jet bomber explosion over 
Little Rock this spring. She wrote: 
"I heard the explosion and saw the 
flaming, falling plane. I was horri- 
fied with fear that the crash would 
be in the densely populated areas. 
I saw two big fires and spirals of 
smoke, not knowing that they were 
from two engines, which landed in 
our front yard! We were blessed as 
they fell in the open part destroying 
a tree and shrubbery and making a 
hugh hole in the ground. The vibra- 
tion broke 12 windowpanes in the 
house, and some weeks later sewer 
stoppage disclosed that part of a 
motor had plunged through pipes 
and gone so deep into the ground 
it was not discovered by the air base 
investigators. For three days a 
guard was on duty in our yard night 
and day until equipment could be 
brought to remove the engines. 

Twelve houses were destroyed in 
the fires, and it was a miracle that 
only two civilians and two crew 
members were killed. It was a ter- 
rible experience." 

2^_ Edith Hanes Smith 
'J> (Mrs. Albert B.) 
>J> Box .327. 

Jonesboro, Ga 

We are especially proud of our 
president, Elizabeth Zaehary Vog- 
ler who was elected a trustee of 
Salem recently. Julia Bethea Nanny 
is busy "planning a yearbook for 
her litei-ary club, church work, sew- 
ing and cooking for the hospital 
fair, and spring cleaning". 

Florence Crews Miller still has 
the record for grandchildren — ten 
now. Her daughter Betty, mother of 
four, had a book of poems rated 
best of the year in North Carolina. 
An autograph tea was held in the 
Salem Book Store. Florence shares 
her husband's hobby of flower rais- 
ing and works in a garden club. 
Raye Dawson Bissette is to be con- 
gratulated for fine work as area 
leader of Alumnae in eastern Car- 
olina. She writes of Kathleen Thom- 
ason Ward's thriving catering bus- 
iness in Kinston. 

Katherine Denny Home's Graham 
continues to win honors. After re- 
ceiving her M. A. in German in June 
from Yale, she goes to the Univer- 
sity of Berlin on a Fulbright grant 
to study German Literature in 
1960-1961. Sympathy to Katherine, 
whose mother died in March at the 
age of 95. 


Mabel Pollock Law also lost her 
mother in March. 

Queen Graeber McAtee is presi- 
dent of the Women of the Church 
for her Mississippi Presbytery. 

Edith Hanes Smith will be teach- 
ing a course in School Libraries at 
Emory University this summer. 

Flora Vail Whitley, widowed in 
1959, wrote of three daughters and 
5 grandchildren. She has lived 36 
years in her 100-year old house in 
Smithfield. She is active in Metho- 
dist church, and enjoys ceramics and 
travel. Last summer she went to 

Nettie .-^llen Thomas Voces 
_' Ave. 
.Alexandria, Va. 

2, Nettie .\llen T 
A (Mrs. Henry E.: 

TT .304 Kentucky A' 

Lois Straley Feagans is active in 
musical groups as organist and pia- 
nist. She and her doctor husband 
have a daughter, two sons, and five 

Mary Howard Turlington Stewart 
was in Mooresville for several months 
prior to her mother's death in May. 
Our sympathy to her and to Sarah 
T. in this sad loss. 

Marjorie Hunt Shapleigh had a 
trip to the Mediterranean area and 
the Holy Land in February. Her 
daughter Deborah was married in 

Elizabeth Parker Roberts 

2^ (Mrs. B. W.) 

,^ 1603 W. Pettigrew St. 
^^ Durham, N. C. 

The sudden death of Elizabeth 
Leight Tuttle on July 5 is reported 
with deep sorrow. She was enjoying 
a visit from her brother John's 
family from Greece when stricked. 
She was the recipient of many 
honors in her long career as Home 
Demonstration Agent and was re- 
cently named "Woman of the Year" 
in Winston-Salem. 

Fourteen at Salem for 35th reunion 
on May 29 were: 

Agnes Carlton, Daisy Lee Glasgow, 
EHzabeth Leight Tuttle, Elgie Nance 
Myers from W-S, and Mary Hill 
Snell, Lumberton, Kate Hunter Gin- 
cano. New York, Ruth James, Mount 
Pleasant, E. P. Parker Roberts, Dur- 
ham, Tabba Reynolds Warren, Valley 
Stream, N. Y., Eleanor Tipton Royal, 
Salemburg, Louise Woodard Fike, 
Wilson and Mary Ogburn Blackburn, 
High Point, Mary Roane Harvie Dan- 
ville, Va., and Margaret Williford 
Carter of Rocky Mount. 

After the Alumnae meetings arid 
luncheon, we had a class meeting in 
Clewell Parlor and elected these of- 
ficers to serve until 1965 : 

President, Polly Hawkins Hamil- 
ton . . . Vice Pres., Agnes Carlton 
. . . Sec.-Treas., Elizabeth Leight 
Tuttle . . . Fund Agent, Daisy Lee 
Glasgow . . . Correspondent, E. P. 
Parker Roberts. 

We had a happy afternoon telling 

each other about ourselves and fami- 
lies. E. P. brought us up-to-date on 
many absent members. We congratu- 
late E. P. on the fine .job she is doing 
in finding so many of our lost mem- 
bers and reporting news from so 

Daisy Lee Glasgow gave our class 
response in the dining hall. 

Agnes Carlton looked even pret- 
tier than when she was at Salem. 
She is taking care of her father 
and teaching in W-S. 

Daisy Lee Glasgow does not age 
one bit. She is off to Europe this 

Mary Hill Snell has been in Lum- 
berton for six years. Her husband 
is an Episcopal rector and they are 
building a new church. She has two 
son at Sewanee; the older one is 
Phi Beta Kappa. The third son is a 
senior in High School next year. 

Kate Hunter Gincano came from 
Greenwich Village, New York. She 
has a Yankee accent and is several 
pounds heavier, but that is under- 
standable since she is a successful 
supervisor of school cafeterias in 
Westchester County. 

Ruth and Rosa James came from 
Mount Pleasant where they are 
school marms. They are off to the 
Pacific Northwest and the Canadian 
Rockies now. 

Elgie Nance Myers has a first 
grandchil'd. Her daughter-in-law re- 
ceived an M.D. degree in June. 

Mary Ogburn Blackburn of High 
Point looks very much as she did at 
Salem. She left early, so we missed 
hearing from her. 

Tabba Reynolds Warren and hus- 
band stopped off on their way back 
from Florida. They have a home on 
Long Island, but often stay in 
town. Her husband is very nice. 
Both were brown and handsome. 

Eleanor Tipton Royal was enjoy- 
ing a visit with Daisy Lee and re- 
union. Eleanor has many interests 
as well as keeping books for her 

Mary Roane Harvie drove down 
from Danville. One son is working 
on his Ph.D. in biology at the Univ. 
of Virginia. Her other son is in 
Korea. His vdfe and baby visited 
Mary and her retired husband in 

Margaret Williford Carter drove 
me back to Durham and we renewed 
our friendship. Margaret is expect- 
ing her 8th grandchild this summer. 
One grandchild, eighteen months 
old, was having an operation to re- 
move a birthmark when her heart 
stopped beating. The doctor opened 
her chest and massaged her heart 
and saved the baby. She is getting 
along nicely now. 

Louise Woodard Fike gave a 
beautiful wedding for her daughter 
Mary Hadley, who married Dr. 

Lloyd Griffin, Jr., of Elizabeth City 
in April. My husband, son and I 
went to the wedding even though I 
was still walking very poorly on a 
broken heel. Lou gave a picture of 
Ralph to the high school named for 
him in Wilson. 

My younger son, Surry, has gone 
with four fratei-nity brothers, to 
Washington State to work in the 
Green Giant Pea Factory this sum- 

Elizabeth Roop Bohlken intended 
to come, but as Va. State Chairman 
for Conservation for D.A.R., was 
preparing for her next convention. 

Ruth Womelsdorf Mathews has a 
third grandchild, Susie Mathews, 
born Dec. 19, 1959. 

Cora Freeze had exams instead of 
reunion this year. 

Nancy Arthur Michaux's daughter 
Ellen is in Europe this summer. She 
went to Squaw Valley to the Win- 
ter Olympics. Her daughter, Nancy 
Poindexter Hall, and husband, 
Charles Cecil Hall, Jr., and three 
little girls, Cathy, Bettina, and 
Anne, are in Bangkok, Thailand, for 
two years. Mr. Hall is with the 
State Department. 

Hannah Weaver Johnson's hus- 
band is not well and has retired. 
They will settle in Pearisburg, Va., 
or Asheville. 

Thelma Jackson Bias is a speech 
therapist in Salisbury schools. She 
is deep in church and Business and 
Professional Women's affairs and 
grandmother to a four-year-old 

Polly Hawkins Hamilton was at 
the beach. In her absence we made 
her permanent president. 

Espie Blankinship lives with her 
mother near Taylorsville. Her only 
sister lives in North Wilkesboro. 
Espie and her mother like to travel. 
Mary Stephens Hambrick was 
seeing' her niece graduate from high 
school at reunion time. 

Harriet Sowder Sandorff's daugh- 
ter was married in February. 

Janie K. Wishart works for the 
N. C. Employment Office in Lum- 

Ellen Wilkinson Blackwell (Mrs. 
R. I.) meant to come, but a friend's 
son was getting married. Her ad- 
dress is Fairview Road, Raleigh. 

Mildred Jenkins Blalock teaches 
Agnes Carlton in Sunday School. 
She lives at 2200 Westfield Ave., 

Allene Frazier Dalton is a widow 
with two daughters and four grand- 
children. She is part time hostess 
at the YWCA. 

Frances Young Ryan wrote that 
business prevented her being with 

Ella Aston and "Dusty" Rhodes 
went to his 35th reunion at Annap- 
olis, and saw Agnes Pfohl Eller. 

-2 5- 

Ella had a second grandchild in 

Louise Stephens Forth went with 
her doctor husband to his Duke Re- 
union in June and her nephew's 
graduation at the same time. 

Jean Abel Israel's son Billy is in 
the army in Germany. In June Jean 
flew by jet to Paris to spend five 
weeks touring with him. 

Esther Stanley Anderson (Mrs. 
Bertrand) lives in Terra Ceia, Flor- 
ida. Box 222. 

Elizabeth Rauhut was busy with 
the end of school and could not 

Wilhelmina Fulk Miller is a Med- 
ical Records Librarian in Salisbury. 

Mary Mckelvie Fry was in charge 
of a benefit and could not come. She 
sent her grandchildrens' pictures. 
They are darling. 

Flora Binder Jones had teaching 
duties. Her daughter won a prize 
for Latin. She must take after her 

Carrie May Baldwin Braswell has 
been found in High Point teaching 
4th grade. 

Clemmon Brown is ill in a nursing 
home in Baltimore . . . Babe Robbins 
Oliver is new president of Salem's 
Club in Rocky Mount. 

Sympathy to Margaret Marshall 
Martin of Darien, Conn., and to Lilly 
Mashall, x'33, whose mother died in 


Margaret Hartsell 
196 S. Union St., 
Concord, N. C. 

Ruth Pfohl Grams came from 
Calif, for spring visits with her 
family in Ga., N. C, and Va. . . . 
Rachel Phillips Hays was a May Day 
visitor and as vivacious as ever. 

Isabel Wenhold Veazie gave Salem 
$600 for the Lucy Leinbach Wenhold 
Memorial Book Fund, a greatly ap- 
preciated tribute to her mother. 

Jess Byrd and I were the only 
ones attending the delightful Alum- 
nae Day in May. She is now on one 
of her European tours and I am 
busy with a niece's wedding plans. 

Our deep sympathy to Mary Mar- 
tha Lybrook Gill, whose husband 
died in Europe. She visited her fam- 
ily in W-S recently. 

Bessie Clark Ray's daughter Vi- 
vian graduated in June from Leaks- 
ville High School with many honors. 
I shall expect a card from each of 
you in time to include your news in 
my report due Sept. first. 


Letitia Currie brought to May Day 
her niece and namesake, "Tish" 
Johnston who enters Salem in Sept. 
with a top scholarship. 

Elizabeth Dowling Otwell wrote 
that her husband died in June, 1959. 
She took a year off from teaching 
chemistry in Augusta Ga., to 
study at UNC on a National Science 
Foundation Scholarship. She has two 

Our sympathy to Sarah Turling- 
ton whose mother died in May after 
a long illness. 


Helen Johnson McMurray is state 
president of Colonial Dames. 

Mary Johnson Hart's husband. Dr. 
Deryl Hart, becomes Acting Presi- 
dent of Duke University July first. 

Virginia Blakeney Vincent enter- 
tained Salem's touring Choral En- 
semble at lunch in April. Her lovely 
daughter Evelyn gave a brilliant 
piano recital and received Salem's 
B.M. in May. She also received a 
President's prize for performance. 

Can anyone give Salem Lillian 
Newell Persons' address? 

Sara Bell Major's daughter Dean 
made the highest average in the 
freshman class and won a coveted 
President's Prizes. 

Athena Blake Hanbury 
(Mrs. Fred H.) 
Farmville, Va. 

Hello, Class Mates: 

According to Selma Crews Clod- 
felter's witty speech on Alumnae Day 
we are at the "comfortable age." We 
don't have to worry about baby sit- 
ters, home work, or anything else 
that used to concern us so greatly. 
She called us a class of workers and 
she proved her point by listing all 
the work we do from college teaching 
to guiding visitors through the Cani- 
tol building. 

Our thirtieth reunion was one to 
remember. Five of us went to the 
Alumnae meeting in Memorial Hall. 
Ten of us attended the luncheon and 
class meeting and eleven were at 
Margaret Vick McLennan's beautiful 
home for the picnic supper. We en- 
joyed Margaret's hospitality to the 
utmost and are looking forward to 
1965 when she said we could come 

At the class meeting Fritz Firey 
Adkins was unanimously re-elected 
President, Eleanor Willingham John- 
son, Vice-president, Josephine Cum- 
mings Higgins, Secretary and Trea- 
surer (with Virginia Pfohl as as- 
sistant) Athena Blake Hanbury, Cor- 
respondent, Lessie Brown Phillins 
Bumgardner, Fund Agent. So now 
everybody write to Athena and send 
vour money early to Salem to ease 
Brown's job. 

Catherine Biles Raper vv'as here 
with a cane. She is recovering from 
an accident to her hip. She says she 
has learned to relax and she's as 
witty as ever. Her daughter enters 

Salem this fall and her son is in 
high school. 

Athena Blake Hanbury could not 
be here because she has moved into 
a new country home and is attend- 
ing all the dog shows now. She sounds 
as though she is having a wonder- 
ful time. She is having her own 
kennels built. 

Ina Cox Stauber was on her way 
to California and could not be here. 
She has a twenty-five year old son 
who graduated from Davidson. 

Selma Crews Clodfelter as Vice- 
president presided at our meeting 
and made the speech in the dining 
room as efficiently as ever. Her son 
graduates this year from Gray High 
School and her daughter is a fresh- 
man there. Selma is teaching re- 
medial reading under the Babeock 
Foundation Program in the city 
schools. She vacationed in New York 
in June. 

Mildred Fleming Councilor was 
here. She's the guide in the Capitol 
building and tells many interesting 
experiences. Her daughters are 
twenty-four and twenty-one. There's 
going to be a wedding soon. 

Fritz could not come because the 
twins had recitals she had to attend. 
We know how important it is to be 
around at the big moments in the 
lives of our children. We hope she 
can make it next time. 

Esther Pfaff Coward came from 
Augusta, Georgia, to be with us. She 
loves her job as Director of Christian 
Education at the Greene Street Pi-es- 
byterian Church. She has two daugh- 
ters and three grandchildren! The 
last one born May 5 is her namesake, 
Esther Blythe Edders. 

Virginia Pfohl had news that 
Catherine Graham Miller is a social 
worker in Atlanta. We would love to 
hear from her. Virginia is a super- 
visor in the Department of Public 
Welfare in Winston-Salem. 

Nona Raper Rogers of Anderson, 
S. C, was sorry to miss the fun, but 
her son Milford graduates from high 
school and is the Commencement 
speaker. Congratulations ! 

Ruth Rozelle Layfield wrote that 
Alumnae Day coincided with her be- 
coming a grandmother for the third 
time. She is working full time and 
has her hands full. 

Carrie Mae Stockton Allgood came 
leaving French papers to be checked 
later. She teaches at Gray High 
School and she and husband Bob en- 
joy life. 

Louise Swaim drove over from 
Asheboro. She is interested in every- 
thing musical, having taught music 
all these years. Her father is still 
living and is eighty-three years old. 

Lillie Mae Taylor wrote that the 
press of duties would keep her at 
home this time. Eloise Vaughn Cur- 
lee did not make it to the luncheon, 
but she was at Margaret's. Sons are 
John, a sophomore at State, and 


Wilson who enters at Davidson this 
fall. She teaches at Gray and may 
teach German next year. 

Lucile Vest Scott reported "one 
husband, four cats, and five kittens 
and many years at Salem." Her beau- 
tiful hair was the envy of all. 

Margaret Vick McLennan leads a 
busy life as the wife of one of our 
leading lawyers. Her home is some- 
thing out of a picture book. Her son 
is sixteen and a student at Reynolds 
High School. We all say, "Thank 
you," for the wonderful time we had 
at her picnic. 

Adelaide Webb Braswell of Demo- 
polis, Alabama, sent her love to all. 
She said parental duties prevented 
her coming. We should love to hear 
about the children. 

Mary Neal Wilkins Jackson said 
to tell everybody to come to see her 
or call her when in Gastonia. 

Eleanor Willingham Johnson went 
to Stephens College for the gradua- 
tion of her daughter Ross. 

Laila Wright Smith was detained 
in Mt. Airy by two weddings. Her 
three offspring keep her busy and 
she said all her mirrors would have 
to be thrown away because of the 
crow's feet and flaws in them. She 
asked how many of us had bifocals? 
Charlotte Grimes Cooper's son, 
Elliott, Jr. is a rising senior at 
Carolina. Cathy, attends Bryn Mawr 
School in Baltimore, and will pro- 
bably enter a northern college in '61. 
Home, church and civic .iobs kep 
Charlotte from reunion. 

We missed Virginia Martin 
Maultsby and Ross Walker Peebles. 
Ross took time off from her Wash- 
ington job to transport daughter 
Heather home from Salem; then 
drove back to Chapel Hill to see son, 
Robert, Jr. get his Carolina degree. 
He will work at Fort Meade and be 
with her in her Arlington, Va. apart- 

Anne Cooke Booke is happy over 
a new grandson, Sam, III . . . Mar- 
jorie Hallyburton Pels wrote of her 
husband's death last Sept. Her daugh- 
ter and son will both be at Penn 
State next year. She and Carrie 
Jones Morris sent gifts to the Alum- 
nae Fund . . . Mildred Martin Avery 
reports two girls and a boy . . . 
Beatrice Philpott DeHarte said she 
would be in Seoul, Korea, for two 
years . . . Sarah Sanders Hamlin's 
daughter goes abroad this summer 
on the International Living Plan ; 
and graduates from Duke in '61. 
Sarah enjoyed conventions in Fla. 
and Indiana with her husband. 

It has been fun being your corres- 
pondent for the last five years. You 
don't know what a thrill it was to 
receive each one of your letters. All 
I ask is that you make it easy for 
Athena and send her plenty of news 
and letters. Those of us who got to 

Reunion had a grand time and we 
missed each one of you who could 
not come. Au revoir. 

Our daughter chose her father's 
Alma Mater, Moravian, in Bethle- 
hem, Pennsylvania. We are going to 
get her this weekend after a grand 
freshman year. 

Josephine Cummings Higgins 

Ernestine Thies 
325 Hermitage Road 
Charlotte 7. N. C. 

Elizabeth Marx was at Salem for 

Ruth Fogleman was named "wom- 
an of the year" by the insurance 
women's club, of which she has been 
president . . . Leonore Wilder Ran- 
kin sent an APO address in May, 
indicating that Lt. Col. Rankin has 
a foreign assignment. 

Doris Kimel 

3n) 1-4 Raleigh Apts., 
Qi Raleigh, N. C. 

Geraldine Kirkman Dixon's daugh- 
ter, a graduate of St. Mary's and 
UNC was married in June to Peter 
M. Pollander, a writer for Norfolk's 
TV station. 

Mary Price Phillips' daughter, 
Lucy (Salem '61) married Charles 
Edward Parker, Jr. in Dec. in Wash- 
ington, N. C. and returned to college. 

Margaret Johnson stopped at Salem 
after a spring visit to Raleigh. She 
looked grand and enjoys Chicago and 
her hospital work there. 

Eleanor Cain Blackmore is an en- 
thusiastic student commuting to 
Greensboro for graduate work at WC 
UNC. Susan Calder Rankin's recent 
Master's degree must have spurred 
her on. 

Elizabeth Kapp Weber, little Marie 
and the Rev. F. Herbert Weber 
moved to Mayodan when Herbert be- 
came pastor of the Mayodan Mora- 
vian Church this spring. 

Beth Norman Whitaker's daugh- 
ter is outstanding at Duke ... a 
younger daughter just finished at 
the Academy . . . Jean Patterson 
Bible's daughter is doing interesting 
things in New York. 

Sympathy to Grace Pollock Wooten 
in the loss of her mother . . . and to 
Margaret Wessell Welsh in her 
father's death. 

Ruth Wolfe Waring is proud of 
son William, who won a Morehead 
Scholarship at UNC. 

Sympathy to Georgia Huntington 
Wyche who lost -her mother in May. 


K (Mrs. John S.) 
O" 2830 Forest Drive 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

A glamorous group of dolls met at 
Salem for 25th Reunion in May. 
Many brought, or dragged, husbands, 
and the first I saw were Scott Shep- 
herd, Leslie "Pie" Cobb and Sam 
Hines. We had a wonderful time all 
day and far into the night. 

We had a row full at Alumnae 
meeting, a table full at luncheon and 
more joined us for a Dutch supper 
at Forsyth Country Club. The 18 pre- 
sent were: 

Nancy Pope McAllister Jennings, 
of Greensboro, Caro McNeil Pugh, 
Washington, D. C, Claudia Foy Tay- 
lor, Wilmington, Elizabeth Gray 
Heefner, W-S, Jane Williams White, 
Durham, Florence McCanless Fear- 
rington, W-S, Martha Neal Trotter, 
of Reidsville, Rachel Carroll Hines, 
Alexandria, Va., Virginia Nail Cobb, 
Asheville, Margaret Ward Trotter, 
W-S., Helen Hughes Blum, W-S.. 
Rebecca Hines Smith, Greensboro, 
Margaret Maxwell Leonard, W-S., 
Frances Hill Norris, W-S., Margaret 
McLean Shepherd, Lumberton, Cort- 
landt Preston Creech, W-S., Sarah 
Clancy, W-S., and Grace Carpenter 
Steele, Statesville. 

It was a successful reunion in 
many ways. At Mary Penn Thax- 
ton's request (she couldn't come), we 
elected a new President, Jane Wil- 
liams White, "Bushy" Shepherd, VP 
and Florence Fearrington, Fund 

We decided to pass the class notes 
job around, and here is the lineup 
for the next 5 years: Florence Fear- 
rington and C. P. Creech, 1960; Lib 
Heefner and Cup Trotter, 1961; 
Nancy Pope Jennings and Rebecca 
Smith, 1962; Helen Blum and Mar- 
garet Maxwell, 1963; Sara Clancy 
and Fanny Hill Norris, 1964; Jinny 
Cobb and Bushy Shepherd, 1965; 
and Claudia Taylor and Ollie Leake 
Ligon, 1966. We should be really In 
the Bulletin from now on. 

We had our pictures taken, went 
to Salem Home to call on Miss Grace 
Lawrence, who remembered all of 
us, and we made a loud and lovely 
impression on all who saw us. 

I have a raft of fine letters from 
those absent but will save some news 
for the next issue. Best of all was a 
sketch by Libby Holder of herself 
as she thinks she looks, and one done 
by her daughter. Lib, of the same 
subject. Libby had to march in Bre- 
vard College's academic procession 
that day, but we wish she had come 
to Salem, so we could see which was 
the true version. She is Librarian at 

We had hoped to see John and 
Ora Downs at our Reunion, but they 
are sailing June 12 (on the Niew 


Amsterdam) for their yearly Euro- 
pean tour. They sent love to '35. 
Both teach at Univ. of Ga. in Athens. 
"Little John", our former mascot, 
is now married and has two kids. 

Pat Padrick Taylor couldn't come 
because of the distance from Fla. 
Her two sons, "Trigger" and Tollie, 
keep her jumping. Trigger finishes 
at the General Motors Institute on 
Aug. 12, in Detroit, Mich., and you 
bet she'll make that occasion. We 
missed you, Pat. 

Ollie Leake Hammond Ligon had 
to get her daughter, Lynn, from 
Salem back home before Reunion, 
and couldn't return for the fun. We're 
proud to have one of our daughters 
such a leader in the 1961 Class. 

Two of the best letters came from 
Becky Thomas Egolf, and Mildred 
Krites Davis, because they not only 
sent greetings but money to start 
our lagging class back on the road 
to recovery. We all added our bit to 
theirs and the total ($258) looks 
better than it has in years. Becky 
keeps her parent's home on Reynolda 
Road for their use, (although her 
mother is now living with her in 
Huntingdon, Pa. They will vacation 
at our new park, Tanglewood near 
W-S. She has two girls, 12 and 6. If 
they come to Salem, she'll have even 
more reason to visit us often. 

Lib Gray Heefner's daughter Betty 
is a senior and cheer leader at Rey- 
nolds High next year. . . Margaret 
Trotter and Rebecca Hines Smith 
have sons at Davidson . . . and Jinny 
Nail Cobb has a son at State and 
one at Christ School (Prep.) 

We were distressed to hear of the 
death of Julia Lee Little Smith, of 
Wadesboro, in February 1959. Her 
son, Yates is a senior at N. C. State, 
and daughter Ann, transferred from 
Sullins to Meredith, according to 
husband James. We extend to him 
and the children our combined sym- 

Although I have more news up my 
sleeve for future issues, please drop 
a card to Florence Fearrington, 
(Mrs. J. C. Pass, 2815 Country Club 
Rd., W-S.) or to me so that you or 
your family may rate publicity in 
our class notes. Florence will gather 
the news, and I'll write it up, so 
don't be shy. 

Virginia Garner Sherrill 
(Mrs. F. W. ) 
2620 Forest Dr. 
Winston-Salem. N. C. 

Our class will have the spotlight 
next May when our 25th reunion ar- 
rives, and preparations should start 
now. The Alumnae Office says in- 
formation on us is practically nil, so 
supply vital statistics to Salem and 
to President Adelaide Trotter Reece 
in Morganton, N. C. 

Carlotta Ogburn Patterson has 
sent pictures of her three lovely girls 
and of Dr. Patterson and herself. 

Did you know that he is a Salem 

Sympathy to Frances Lambeth 
Reynolds and Elizabeth Lambeth, 
x39 in the loss of their mother in 
March, 1960. 


Caroline Diehl Alsbauch 
(Mrs. J. R.) 
.5305 Glenwood Road 
Bethesda 14. Maryland 

Sympathy to Virginia Grumpier 
Adams whose father died in March. 

Eloise Baynes is back in Girl Scout 
work (in Spring Lake, N. J.) but 
has summers off for operating her 
gift shop at Harvey Cedars. 

Margaret Rose Tennille attended 
the Chicago convention of the Natl. 
School Boards Assn. Her leadership 
on the W-S School Board is outstand- 
ing. Her son, Norton, Jr., an excep- 
tional student at UNC, was inducted 
into the Order of the Grail-highest 
honorary society at Carolina. 

Louise Wurreschke Samuel, presi- 
dent of the Phila. Club, came for 
Board meeting and Commencement. 
Her four children are all in school 
now. The elder son attends the 
famous George School. Winifred 
Swaim also came from Phila. for 
Alumnae Day. 

Martha McNair Tornow 
(Mrs. W. H.) 
313 Prince St., 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

Gertrude Bagwell Haney enjoyed 
"Paris in the Spring" as the guest 
of a French correspondent (of 27 
years) and her brother and wife. 
Altho' she visited many famous spot, 
she had the advantage of seeing 
things — not as a tourist — but thru 
the eyes of friends and family who 
live in Paris. Her friend Paulette 
promises to visit Gertrude in W-S 
in 1963. 

Maud Battle Johnson is in Johnson 
City, Tenn., according to P. 0. advice 
on returned Bulletin. 

Elizabeth Hedgecock Sparks was 
among the honorees at N. C. Authors 
spring luncheon in Greensboro. She 
has four books to her credit, as well 
as her daily column and feature 
stories, which give her renown. 

Josephine Hutchison Fitts' daugh- 
ter Agnes has made an outstanding 
record in high school, and we predict 
her college career will add greater 

Mary Louise Siewers Stokes' Colin 
is president of the thustees of N. C. 
Baptist Hospital; also a director and 
vice-president of R. J. Reynolds To- 
bacco Co. 

Has Virginia Foy Hoffman moved 
to Fort Pierce, Fla.? 

Ada Harvey Worley's husband was 
named "Outstanding Young Business- 
man of 1959" at an awards dinner at 
UNC in April. He is a vice president 
of Wachovia Bank in Greensboro. 

Frances Powell White's Greensboro 
home was the setting for a party for 
Salem prospects this spring. 

Jane Alice Billing Todd 
(Mrs. J. Y.) 
1011 Woodland Drive, 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Fourteen enjoying 20th reunion 
were: Jane Alice, Grace, Hennie, 
Betsy Hobby, Frances Huggins, 
Frances Kale, Frances Kluttz, Kath- 
erine Ledbetter, Helen Lineback, 
Margaret Morrison, Elizabeth Nor- 
fleet, Betsy Reece, Mary Catherine 
Walker and Ann Watson. Jane Alice's 
report will come later. 

Elizabeth Henderick ended her 
term as president of the N. C. Society 
of Medical Technologists at the state 
meeting in W-S. She is in research at 
the UNC School of Medicine in 
Chapel Hill. 

Katherine Ledbetter Brown told of 
her four — a boy and 3 girls. The twin 
girls are SVz. Husband Sam is dis- 
trict sales manager for GE and sells 
electronic equipment to the Air Force. 
The family lives in Arlington, Va. 

Evelyn McGee Jones' husband is 
a Major in the US AF, They have a 
daughter, Ann, 13, and are in Hamp- 
ton, Va., while Kenneth is at Langley 

The fifteen of us at Salem for our 
20th Reunion spent a very enjoyable 
day! No special plans were made 
other than to follow the order-of- 
the-day and still had lots of unfin- 
ished talking on the agenda when 
people had to leave for home. For 
the 25th gathering we must spend 
the night in a dormitory and keep 
the lights on all night while we 
catch up on news of each other. 

Katherine Ledbetter Brown came 
from Arlington, Va., and Grace Gil- 
lespie Barnes from Tazewell. We 
had a card from Virginia Breakell 
Long who was at the beach and 
wanted to be at Salem at the same 
time. Jane Alice Dilling Todd and 
Margaret Morrison Guillet drove 
over together and spent the night. 
Frances Huggins Robinson and 
Frances Kale Forrest came remin- 
iscent of Reunion in 1957 and Eliz- 
abeth Norfleet Stallings, Frances 
Kluttz Fisher and Betsy Hobby 
Glenn were there. Back also were 
Ann Watson Coogler, Helen Line- 
back C h a d w i c k (who is off to 
Europe soon!), Betsy Reece Rey- 
nolds, and Catherine Walker Fulk. 
Before the afternoon was over 
Helen Savage Cornwall came bring- 
ing her two attractive daughters. 

We had greetings from Lib Car- 
ter Stahl who wired a last minute 
change in plans and couldn't be 
with us. We'd expected Anne Mew- 
bore Foster and Cecelia MacKethan 
Gambill, and were disappointed that 
they, and all the others, couldn't get 
there. A note from Elizabeth San- 
ford Chapin said maybe she and 



20th Reunion, Class of 1940 

15th Reunion, Class of 1945 


Mary Ven Rogers Yocum could come 
in 1965. 

Margaret Morrison Guillet (Mrs. 
A. M., Jr.) will be the Correspon- 
dent for the next two years. Send 
her your news to 1127 Belgrave 
Place, Charlotte, N. C. 

One of the highlights was a visit 
with Miss Lawrence at the Salem 
Home. She was waiting for her 
girls — and many came by — to ask, 
with her sincere interest, about our 
families, our work, and our every- 
day happenings. Our 20th Reunion 
was a happy one! 


Doris Schaum Walston 
(Mrs. D. Stuart) 
1000 W. Nash St., 
Wilson, N. C. 



(Mrs. J. J.) 

2306 Claridge Circle 

South Charleston, W. Va. 

Marge McMullen Moran wrote 
Salem: "We have had a busy year 
since our return from France. Jim 
finishes officers' school at Ft. Mon- 
mouth in June and we are reassigned 
to Tobyhanna, Pa. (address later). 
The children, Michael, 16, Sherry, 
12, and Christine, 8, have had no 
problem adjusting to American 
schools after three years in French 
schools. Nancy, 21/2, keeps us all 
happy. I've had a Girl Scout troop, 
Gray Lady work and much social 
activity. The years are passing so 
quickly that I must keep up with 
Salem's entrance requirements. 
Sherry will be ready for college in 

"I have appreciated my Salem 
background more and more as time 
goes by. Traveling all over the world 
and meeting all kinds of people is an 
enlightening experience. We would 
like Salem for our three girls and 
hope that they, in turn, will contri- 
bute to the growth and ideals of 

Katherine Cress Goodman 
(Mrs. L. G., Jr.) 
24 Pine Tree Road 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Mary Best Bell wrote: "Saw 
Frances Yelverton Pearson with her 
five children, when in Goldsboro for 
Xmas. They live in Jackson, Miss., 
since Joe became district manager 
for the Mand W Company." 

Jennie Cavenaugh Kitchin and 
James are new owners of Hotel Idle- 
wild at Virginia Beach. Salemite 
patronage welcomed. 

Barbara Hawkins McNeill's charm- 
ing home was displayed on a spring 
tour in Elkin. 

As you've read on previous page, 
Sara Henry Ward was elected to 
serve a 3-year term on Salem's Board 
of Trustees. Husband D. E. is on the 
Board of Directors of the NC Bap- 
tist Hospjital and president of Bow- 
man Gray Alumni Assn. 

Jane Perry Weatherwax is an of- 
ficer in Salem's Tidewater, Va, Club. 

Normie Tomlin Harris wrote: "We 
have friends in the production end of 
Broadway plays and enjoy opening 
nights and meeting theatre person- 
ages such as Mary Martin, Celeste 
Holm and Walter Slezak. How's that 
for name dropping? If you've read 
Act I by Moss Hart, evenings at 
Sardi's after an opening as just as 
he describes." Normie has two boys 
and two girls. 

Sympathy to Mary Carrig French 
whose father died May 27. 

Kathrine Fort is in Raleigh, we 
think . . . Katherine Manning Skin- 
ner is fine after a varicose operation 
in March . . . Augusta Pressley, who 
was an officer in the Salvation Army 
for some years, now teaches school 
in Norfolk, Va. area. 


Hazel Watts Flack reports: 

15th reunion was such fun! We 
wish all could have come! Dodie 
Bayley Formy-Duval was here with 
Betty Grantham Barnes, Kathleen 
Phillips Richter, and Mary Formy- 
Duval Gillette. Dodie is planning to 
get a teaching certificate. Dodie, 
Kathleen, and "Formy" have two 
children each, and Betty has three. 
Elizabeth Gudger Williamson flew in 
from Asheville to stay with Nell Den- 
ning, just back from a cruise. Grud- 
ger has four children. Nancy Vick, 
who has two girls, stayed with Emily 
Harris Amburgey at Kembly Inn. 
Emily declared she was going to take 
Nancy back to Savannah with her. 
Emily has two children also. 

Jane Frazier Coker sang two num- 
bers at the Alumnae Luncheon. John 
couldn't come with her as Carol was 
making up a "lost" school day on 
the 28th. L u a n n e Davis Harris 
brought Mark along, and he was a 
real asset to the fun. They left their 
two children with Mrs. Davis in Mor- 
ganton. Luanne is still teaching danc- 
ing in Memphis. Genny Frasier Ives 
and H. B. left the boys with her 
parents. Genny is still the best one 
in the class for knowing the news. 
Mildred Garrison Cash was here with 
Paul. Even with three children, Mil- 
dred has time to garden, cook, and 
serve on the Burke County school 

Mary Frances McNeely was still 
pretty enough to be May Queen. She 
left her three and Thurston in 
Mooresville. She is busy with church 
and PTA work. 

Helen Phillips Cothran and Ellen 
Hearne Miller came for the day. 
Helen passed pictures of her three 
lovely children. 

Hazel Watts Flack responded at 
the luncheon and presided (above all 
the chatter) at the class meeting. 
Mary Frances was elected president; 
Gudger, vice-president; Mildred, fund 
agent; Luanne, sect.-treas. ; and 
Kathleen and Betty, co-correspon- 
dents. Please send your news to Mrs. 
Knox Barnes, 2302 Rowland Ave., 
Lumberton, N. C. or to Mrs. Ernest 
Richter, 10 Ropemakers Lane, 
Charleston, S. C. Mary Alice Neilson 
was adding her "ayes" in the voting. 

Angela Taylor Pepper arranged 
for and decorated for the grand (din- 
ner party that night at Old Town 
Country Club. Nancy Helsabeck Fow- 
ler and Jack came from Watnut Cove 
to join us. They have two girls and 
a boy. 

There were no replies from Peggy 
Bollin Hedburg, Mary Coons Akers 
(she is expecting a fourth child), 
Dorothy Weavil, Rachel Pinkston 
Martin, Alice Stevens Wordes, Edith 
Stovall, or Frances Jones Murph. 

Too late to notify them about re- 
union, Miss Marsh located Margue- 
rite Mullin Valdo (Mrs. Alex Valdo, 
119 Carroll Ave., Long Beach, Miss.) 
and Ann Sauls Evans (Mrs. Thomas 
Evans, 5712 E. 57th St., Seattle 5, 
Wash.). Ann is expecting her second 
child in October. 

Mary Lucy Baynes Owen lives in 
Annandale, Va.; her husband is with 
the FBI in Washington. She has 
three boys. Molly Boseman Bailey, 
Mary Ellen Byrd Thatcher, and 
Josephine McLauchlin Crenshaw could 
not come because school was still in 
session. Mary Ellen, Bill and their 
three children have moved into their 
new home (1282 Paces Forest Dr., 
Atlanta 5, Ga.). Josephine is expect- 
ing her fourth child in October. 

Mamie Herring Mullin wrote that 
her father and one of her four chil- 
dren has been quite ill. Adle Chase 
Seligman and Mack took their three 
girls to Nassau for a spring vaca- 
tion and she came down with pneu- 
monia. She had not recuperated suf- 
ficiently to make the trip to Salem. 
Frances Crowell Watson wired that 
she was on vacation in Florida. 
Marie Griffin Snoddy also "regret- 
ted." She and John are now in New 
Jersey. Laura Hine Gilliam could 
not come, nor could Lucile Newman 
and Betty Jean Jones Holmes. Norma 
Rhoades Dixson was vacationing in 
Jamaica. Mildred Salley Wishon is 
now in Fairmont where her husband 
is superintendent of schools. 

Those of us who came hope that all 
can make the twentieth. For those 
of you who weren't here, we eonJd 
all recognize each other! 


Elizabeth Willis White 
(Mrs. Eugene) 
184 W. Heffner St., 
Delaware, Ohio 

Betsy Casteen Wright is taking 
her four children to Switzerland in 


July to join the twin daughters and 
to remain for a year so that the twins 
may continue in the Lausanne School. 

Lost: Nancy Hills Davis, Mary 
Person, Polly Starbuck. Addresses 
and news of them are wanted in 
Alumnae Office. 

Lou Stack Huske and Helen Rob- 
bins Clark attended an area luncheon 
in Lumberton in May. Lou has two 
girls; Helen has four children. 

From her mother comes news of 
Jane Angus White. John is a Lt. 
Commander, USN. The family, (2 
girls and a boy), will move from 
Charleston, S. C. soon, address not 

Marianne Everett wrote in May: 
"I opened my own Nursery-Kinder- 
garten School in the heart of New 
York City (41 East 75th St.) in 
April. When the enclosed brochure 
of "The Child's Garden Preschool, 
Inc." came off the press, I felt as 
though I'd published my first novel ! 
... I enjoy the Bulletins and if my 
school thrives, I'll be able to make 
contributions to Salem at last . . . 

gathering but Virtie Stroup and Miss 
Marsh have reported all they knew. 
Help me bulge the next Bulletin by 
writing me all the latest news — 


Eva Martin Bullock 
1927 Dilworth Rd., West 
Charlotte 3, N. C. 

Becky Clapp Ollington's Mark has 
a weekly program on UNC TV. He 
and a friend are said to be writing 
a musical, which promises to be a 
great American-Australian combine- 
if it reaches production. 

Jean McNew, widowed in 1950, be- 
came Mrs. Bruce Isaacs in Augnast, 
1959, and lives at 15 Glenwood Road, 
Louisville 7, Ky. Her husband is an 
executive of the Lexington Concrete 

Dr. Rosamond Putzel (Ph.D. '60) 
is asst. professor of English at WC 

Helen Reynolds Scott's address is 
needed at Salem. 

Ruth Scott Jones is helping organ- 
ize alumnae as a District Director. 

Lucy Scott will soon wed Edward 
John O'Brien, III, Princeton gra- 
duate, in tobacco export business. 

Please send Alumnae Office data 
on your occupation, family, husbands 
business — and address, as our file is 
woefully out of date. 

Mary Mclntire remarried in 1953. 
Husband Warren Barrett is an in- 
vestment broker in Chapel Hill. She 
is his office secretary and home- 
maker for the six children. 

Fair Miller Leonard loves Lafay- 
ette, California, her new home. 

Evelyn Shield O'Neal, now in Coral 
Gables, Fla., wrote that she and her 
husband were taking graduate work 
at the Univ. of Miami; he in account- 
ing and she in education. She plans 
to teach by the time their 3rd boy 
enters school. 

Your correspondent left Alabama 
in March to work at the VA Hospital 
in Salisbury. In the midst of chang- 
ing jobs, I have fallen down on news- 


Marilyn Watson Massey 
222 Perrin Place 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 

Did appreciate an answer from 
Margaret Shakespeare. Anyone head- 
ing for New York this summer, be 
sure to call Margaret in Setauket, 
L. I. 

Page Daniel Hill's picture in the 
paper this spring wasn't too recog- 
nizable, as she was attired in a rab- 
bit costume. Page is busy with her 
three girls, ages 10 to 7, and being 
a Brownie Leader. 

Debbie Darr Sartin and Robert had 
a marvelous trip in the spring to 
Japan, Hong Kong and Honolulu. 
They have three boys — Rob, 9, Ed, 8, 
and Dick 1. The family will spend 
the summer at their cottage on Clay- 
ton Lake, Radford, Va. 

Jean Griffin Fleming reports on 
the grand custom of Salem girls and 
husbands in Eastern Carolina getting 
together in first one town and then 
the other for dinner over night. In 
May the Kinston group were the 
hostesses. Jean has three children — 
two Salem prospects and a little boy. 
Beverly Hancock Freeman and 
Mary Louise White Stone had a 
luncheon to welcome Fran Winslow 
Spillers, who has moved to 402 Rock- 
spring Rd., High Point. Beverly has 
two boys — the younger about 18 

Mary Lou Langhorn plans a 
European vacation of three months 
with visits to 9 countries. She has 
been busy as an elementary school 
librarian, household chores and civic 

Mary Jane McGee Vernon and Ben 
had a wonderful New York visit this 
spring. Both her boys are adorable — 
Benjii, the older, talks even slower 
than Mary Jane! 

Ann Mills McRoberts^ — with four 
boys^ — reports "lots of fights, marbles 
and confusion". They will be in N. 
C. in July, so call on them, if you 
are at Morehead City. 

Sal Mills Cooke and John are busy 
with their two boys and Sal's bro- 
ther's baby, who is living with them 
for awhile. They will spend the sum- 
mer at Ocean Drive, while John is 
working at Ocean Isle. 

Ruby Moye Stokes, Charlie and 
Chuck, their 21/3 year old, will be at 
the beach and on their boat. They 
plan to get up in the Chesapeake 
Bay. Last summer was dismal for 
them, as they were rebuilding their 
home which burned after Christmas. 
Margaret Raynal, Ph.D. UNC, '60, 
will teach English at Randolph-Macon 

Virginia Smith Royal has two 
girls and a boy in Salemburg, N. C. 

She keeps in touch with Kat Ballew 
Gourley and Mary Billings Morris. 

Tina Gray Gallaher's fifth child is 
a fourth boy, Thomas Gray, born 
May 9 . . . Mary Jane Snavely Sex- 
ton's second girl arrived May 11. 

Irene Dixon Burton did not move 
to Ky. She is still in Rocky Mount 
(Box 1212), and has baby daughter 
and son, David Bradshaw, 10. 

Mary Price Tulley has been traced 
to McAUen, Texas. 

I have "graduated" from four 
years of teaching kindergarten — after 
trips to New England (with my girls 
8, and 6) and I hope to go to Ja- 
maica (mother's vacation) — I plan 
to get back into the business world. 

Jeanne Duncan Greear 
(Mrs. Calvin G.) 
503 Picadilly Circle 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Our big news is that Martha 
Brannock Waldron married in April 
Hal R. Saunders, a Georgian, living 
in Charlotte. Address needed. 

Bitsy Green went to New Orleans 
this spring with friends. 

Joan Hassler Brown returned to 
college at Catawba this year taking 
Spanish to get her teacher's certifi- 
cate. She attended classes at night 
while Ed stayed with Brynn and 

Virginia Coburn Powell and Sylvia 
Green Newell were expecting babies 
this spring — What's in the cradles 

Patsy Moser Sumner's Ted has 
been made executive officer of the 
First Union National Bank in 
Hendersonville, N. C. Patsy and the 
two children will join Ted as soon 
as they sell their home in Charlotte. 

Bet Epps Pearson and I went on 
a beach house party in May at Windy 
Hill, S. C, with our bridge club. I 
needed a change from building a 
house and taking care of three daugh- 

I'm sorry all of my news is from 
around here. I am counting on hear- 
ing from you but have only received 
a few letters this year. 

5.. Betty McBrayer Sasser 
i\ (Mrs. Charles) 
\jf 200 Park Street 
Morganton, N. C. 

Ruth Lenkoski Adams, Hank and 
little Mary Lee left Venezuela in 
June for her home (11 Gold St., 
Springfield 7, Mass.) They will visit 
there some time before leaving for 
Tripoli, Libya, where Hank is being 

Liz Leland leaves this summer for 
a job in Germany, we hear. Details 

Tenth Reunion brought eleven of 
us together at Salem. 

Connie Neamond Kick and Lynn 
Marshall Savage and husbands 
drove down from Phila. and New 
York, and how good they did look. 


10th Reunion, Class of 1950 

Helen Creamer Brown left Lynn 
baby-sitting- with their three in 
Florence, S. C, (number four is on 

the way.) Lila Fretwell Alber- 

gotti was busy telling: of her three 
little ones, husband and house — as 
she had to hurry back Sunday to 
sing in a wedding. 

Frances Home Avera is a fine 
piano teacher at Salem. She and 
Bill were keeping her sister's tiny 
baby for a week. What an exper- 
ience for them! 

Jerry Brown Alexander has 12 
music pupils in addition to house- 

Mary Jane Hurt Littlejohn came 
from Mass. to Charlotte, where she 
left her two girls with her mother, 
while at Salem . . . Bonnie Stone- 
street Sturkey brought her two to 
visit their grandmother in W-S, 
while our festivities were under 
way . . . Cacky Reid Turner de- 
posited her three with Grandmother 
Reid in Winston. Husbands Cliff 
Turner and Charles Sasser came for 
our dinner party at the Robert E. 
Lee Hotel Saturday night; also 
Susan Johnson Hardage and her 
husband, leaving the three little 
Hardages in Charlotte. 

The day was filled with seeing all 
the changes on campus and visiting 
with each other. We went to Alum- 
nae Meeting- in Memorial Hall, 
which was followed by a delightful 
luncheon at which yours truly re- 
sponded for 1950 (with knees shak- 

How we missed you all! Thanks 
for your letters explaining absences, 
and sending messages. Your officers 
agreed to continue until 15th re- 
union: President, Betty McBrayer 

Sasser (who expects you to send 
news for bigger and better class 
notes) and Fund Agent, Bonnie 
Sturkey. Remember Salem with a 
yearly gift to the Alumnae Fund. 
Only 24 of our 59 graduates are on 
the list of contributors this year. 
(See printed Fund report.) 

Our thanks to Sarah Slaughter 
Sugg, who arranged for our dinner 
party, altho' she herself could not 
be present . . . and to Carolyn Reid 
for assisting. 

We missed all our absent mem- 
bers, and wished you were enjoying 
the events with us. We hope many 
will meet us at Salem at next re- 
union in 1965. Keep your correct 
address on file at Salem and with 
me, please. 


'Mrs. C. G., Jr.) 
i03 Boulevard 
Anderson, S. C. 

The editor hopes Clinky will re- 
sume reporting on Sept. 1st, as news 
comes to Salem by chance only. 

In April Betty Beal Stuart's had 
a son and Beth Kitrell Kempton a 
third daughter, Teresa. 

Jane Krauss Marvin, Oscar and 
son have returned June 9 after three 
years in Osaka, Japan. They were 
honored by the offer of permanent 
appointment as Presbyterian mission- 
aries, but decided not to accept at 
present. They are visiting her family 
in Greensboro and his in Winston- 
Salem. Oscar will continue his work 
in hospital-administration in the U. 
S. for awhile. 

Dena Karres Andrews and Harold 
came back to Gastonia in March, 
after residence in Minneapolis. 

Ann Pleasants Collawn is located 
in Durham . . . and Dorothy Rey- 
nolds Rosser in Shelby. 

Jean Patton French 

5r^ (Mrs. Robert T.) 
^ 86 Granger Street 
Wollaston 70, Mass. 

Daughters were born in March to 
Kitty Burrus Felts, Peggy Bonner 
Smith and Mary Craig Stromire. 

Anne Simpson Clay 

(Mrs. Richard T.) 
Bo.x 7177 Reynolda St., 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Peggy Chears has a research assist- 
antship at Carolina for 1960-1961. 
She was in and out of hospital in 

Fae Deaton Stein's big news is 
that she and the children go to Eng- 
land in August, where Alan (now 
at Lt. in the Air Force) has a 3- 
year tour. She is estatic about living 
near Stratford-on-Avon and entering 
the girls in English schools. 

Sallie Kerner Fleming confirms 
Bristol, Va. address. Leon is head of 
voice dept. and choir director at Sul- 
lins. She has private pupils and is a 
church organist. 

"Beauty" Miller's married name 
and address are wanted at Salem. 

Julia Moore Tucker's second child 
is due in July . . . also Nell Philips 
Bryan's third. The Bryans are set- 
tled in Richmond (8909 Brawner 
Drive) where Dr. Blair is practicing 
medicine. They are happy to be near 
Norma Williams Stidham and Scott. 

Myra Dickson Myers' third child 
— second son — was born in May . . . 
Sara Long Spencer's first, John, Jr. 
in January. 

Eleanor McGregor has resigned 
after 4 years on the faculty of the 
University of Georgia, to work at 
Johns Hopkins on a Ph.D. in French. 
Last summer she saw Catherine 
Birckel Chraibi, husband and daugh- 
ter on their island. Catherine's son 
was born in December. 

Joann White Payne has moved to 
Charlotte, and en.ioys the city and 
the many Salemites there. 

Connie Murry McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A., Jr.) 
50G Birchwood Drive 
High Point, N. C. 

Joanne Moody Clark's second boy 
came May 29th. They move to Look- 
out Mountain, Tenn. July 1st, where 
Dr. Bob will practice orthopedic 

Anne Robertson Morgan and family 
move to Decatur, Ga. in July, where 
Dr. Zeb becomes a partner with Dr. 
Thomas McGeachy, husband of 
alumna Frances Fletcher. 

Judy Thompson Debnam, now in 
Portsmouth, is VP of the "Tidewater 
Club of Salemites. 

Betsy Forrest Denton's third 
daughter, Elizabeth Forrest, ar- 
rived Feb. 3. Dr. Al began private 


practice in Raleigh in July, and 
they are busy house-hunting. 

Also starting practice is Dr. Bob 
Clark. He, Jody Moody Clark, their 
son and the May addition, moved to 
Chattanooga in June. 

Phyllis FoiTest's wedding takes 
place in July in Hillsboro. (Name 
and address, please) We are happy 
that Phyl has recovered from her 
recent illness. 

Mollie Quinn Booe and Nathan 
visited with Bob and Frankie Stra- 
der Glenn in Bjirlington recently. 
The Booes have been in their new 
home a year. (634 Arbor Road, 

Jean Henry came from Washing- 
ton to Durham when her father en- 
tered Duke Hospital. She sees Boots 
Hampton Wingate and Harry often. 
Both girls work in the Capital. 

Jo Wampler Chambers and Coy 
and their two girls are in Columbus, 
Ohio — after several moves. 

Edith Flagler Ruth's mother is 
recuperating from a heart attack in 
May. Edith teaches piano in High 

Bob and I were in Florida in 
March and visited with Priscilla 
Henrich Quinn. Charlie left in Feb. 
for a year in Japan, and P. J. and 
son are in Orlando. "Chuck" is a 
year old and half as big as P. J. On 
the return trip we stopped in Char- 
lotte and saw Laura Mitchell May- 
field, Brooks and daughter Missy. 
All were fine, as was Carol Glaser 
DeWese, with whom I talked by 

I visited with Barbara Allen in 
Chapel Hill in May. She has fin- 
ished a year of graduate work in 
history, but will remain in C. H. 
another year. 

Alison Britt Barron, Alice Mc- 
Neely Herring and I went to Alum- 
nae Luncheon at Salem in May. The 
Barrons were heading for Nags 
Head for a broadcasters' convention. 
Ralph Herring painted the portrait 
of Dr. Hixson, which the Class of 
1960 presented to the College. It is 
a beautiful piece of work and a 
credit to Ralph as well as Salem. 
Alice can well be proud of her 

We enjoyed seeing Lucy Harris 
Poulsen, who was reunioning with 
her "other class" . . . also Kay Cun- 
ningham Berry, who told news of 
our classmates in California: . . . 
Betty McGlaughon is with American 
Airlines, so is stewardess Nancy 
Huffard . . . and Sue Harrison is 
modeling and taking a business 

We should have new additions to 
report in the fall Bulletin. Please 
tell me when they arrive, so they 
maye be introduced promptly. 

A new Alumnae Fund began on 
July 1st. Remember your gifts are 

not only appreciated — but needed — 
at Salem. Help 1954 improve in per- 
centage of givers. We can only 
boast (?) of one contributing alum- 
na in five. Are you that one ? 

5_, Emily Heard Moore 
»» (Mrs. Jimmy H.) 
O' Route 3, Harbor Drive 

HendersoTiville, Tennessee 

Here is the "Response" I made at 
reunion on May 28th: "Since gradua- 
tion in 1955 many wonderful, excit- 
ing and some sad experiences have 
taken place in our lives. We no 
longer worry about an early class, 
for now 8:30 is the top of the morn- 
ing after giving a 6 AM bottle. 
Many of us wonder if we slept 
through Child Psychology because the 
psychology we try to practice doesn't 
always succeed. 

We have traveled many miles to 
be here today: from California, 
Florida, New York, Washington, 
Richmond, Nashville and Atlanta, not 
counting those from N. C. and S. C. 
Of our 54 graduates, 45 are mar- 
ried, one will marry in July and 8 
ai-e still looking. We are sorry to 
say we have one widow. 

We live in 16 states and one foreign 
country. At last count we had 47 
children, 20 girls, 27 boys and one 
pair of twins. Four of our children 
were born abroad. 

We are happy to be at Salem and 
looking forward to next reunion in 

Those who could not come really 
missed a wonderful time. The 18 
present were: Dotty Allen Crone, 
Marguerite B 1 a n t o n York, Jane 
Brown Pritchard, Kay Cunningham 
Berry. Louise Fike, Nancy Florance 
VanKirk, Bonnie Hall Stuart, Emily 
Heard Moore, Marlene Hedrick Neis- 
ler, Sue Jones, Barbara Kuss Ward, 
Ann Lang Blackmon, Jane Little 
Gibson, Virginia Millican Crabtree, 
Francine Pitts Moore, Lucy Poulsen, 
Mary A. Raines Goslen, Betty Lynn 
Wilson Robinson. 

We had a reunion picture taken, 
passed around baby pictures, and 
elected as officers: President, Emily 
Moore . . . VP, Jane Pritchard . . . 
Sect.-Treas., Jackie Brasher . . . Fund 
Agent, Betty Lynn Robinson. We en- 
couraged better response to the Alum- 
nae Fund — so, all you husbands who 
sav you eagerly read this class 
column — send a check now to your 
dear wife's college! 

Husbands had as big a time as we 
did. Most of us stayed at Kembly 
Inn. and I fear the place will never 
be the same. 

The "party" and dinner at Pine 
Valley Country Club was lovely. We 
were joined there by Gertrude John- 
son Revelle and Guy. Afterwards we 
went to Rural Hall to Lynn and 
Phil's home. Jackie called us there 
from Kinston. 

We had a look at Judy Ward, born 
in March, when Bobbie brought her 
to class meeting. Dr. Joe looks grand 
and says his shaved head makes him 
the "Yul Brynner of New York" . . . 
Bonnie surprised us with her Sept. 
expectations; Dr. Hal enjoys his 
Elkin practice . . . Helen Carole's 
second baby (due anytime) kept her 
at home . . . also Sara Outland De- 
Loche . . . Francine and sister-in-law 
will tour Europe this summer . . . 
Sue Jones was "bubbling" with wed- 
ding plans . . . Ann brought Lang 
to see us — she is so cute . . . Mary 
Anne and Frank have two sons. 

Salem looked lovely. We saw 
Dorothy in the dining hall and Lillie 
Belle in Bitting. 

Ann Mixon Reeves has moved to 
Cranford, N. J. (406 Casino Ave.) 
. . . Betty Claire Wilson moves to 
Weems, Va., after the Aug. arrival 
of her second child. James will have 
the Presbyterian Church there . . . 
Rooney Barnes Robison is VP of the 
Charlotte Salem Club. John is asst. 
VP of a bank. Their boys are 6 and 
3. . . . Hadwig Stolwitzer Brockel- 
mann sent Salem news of daughter 
Manuela, born March 3 in Nurnberg. 

If you will send me (and Salem) 
correct addresses and NEWS, I will 
try and send you a class list. Remem- 
ber our Alumnae Fund and keep on 
the Bulletin's mailing list. The 
Moores are looking forward to visits 
from the Brashers and Crabtrees 
soon. "See you at the beach!" 

5^ B.4RBAEA Berry Paffe 
if,. (Mrs. Clement A., Jr.) 

\j Westover Drive 

High Point, N. C. 

(Sept. 1 deadline for next news. 
Write Barbara in August.) 

Jean Miller Messick's second girl 
came May 16 . . . Marian Myers 
Murphy is traced to 330 Brevard St., 
Statesville, N. C. . . . Phyllis Sher- 
rill will soon be the bride of Pmkney 
Carroll Froneberger, Jr. 

Ruth Lott acquired a Master's in 
psychiatric social work from UNC in 
June . . . Eleanor Smith (divorced) 
is back in N. C. after two years in 
Nebraska. She may now be working 
at Morehead Hospital in Leaksville. 


Kate Cobb 

61021/2 Ocean Front 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Elinor Dodson Fox moved to 14 
Raleigh Rd., Franklin Park, N. J. 

Jean Stone Crawford enjoys trips 
with her traveling husband. Nancy 
Blum Wood and Tom are in Germany 
for two years. 

Barbara Durham Plumlee and 
Claude have bought a home in Char- 

Margaret Hogan Harris is in 
Athens, Ga. Don is a research phy- 
sicist and she teaches 4th grade. 

—3 3— 

Louise Pharr Lake and John are 
in Okinawa . . . Martha Dunlap 
Eosser is back in the U. S. . . . ad- 
dress unknown. 

Ginger Dysard and Perry have a 
daughter . . . Faye Roberts works in 

Summer babies will be announced 
if mothers tell us what and when. 

Barbara Bailey, graduate of Univ. 
of Miami and Wake Forest Law 
School, will marry Dr. Douglas Mor- 
gan and live in Wichita, Kansas, 
where he practices dentistry. 

Ellen Summerell became Mrs. Lewis 
L. Mack on Apr. 2 and is at 2429 
Vail Ave., Charlotte. 

Anne Holt McAdams has a girl, 3, 
and expects a second child in Sept. 
Rick is with IBM Atlanta office. 
They have lived in Decatur for 2% 

Your correspondent is in Europe 
for two months. I'll expect stacks of 
mail waiting for me on August re- 


Miss Martha Jarvis 
1267 San Miguel Ave. 
Coral Gables. Fla. 

Shirley Redlack reports: 

We were happy to have 19 at re- 
union, but missed the absentees. Pre- 
sent were: Bottie Spencer Morrow, 
Mary Lewis Craig Bryant, Mary 
Curtis Wrike Gramley, Lynn Blalock 
Hemingway, Nancy Cridlebaugh 
Beard, Peggy Ingram Voigt, Linda 
Chappell Hays, Mary Jane Quattle- 
baum, Barbara Pace Doster, Lillian 
Holland Brady, Mary Gladys Rogers 
Bitter, Closs Jennette, Phyllis Cars- 
well, AgTies Sams Daneri, Nancy 
Walker, Duart Jennette Johnston, 
Anne Fordham Baldridge, Anis Ira 
Daley, Lea Allen Jones, and Shirley 

The picnic was a big success and 
lots of fun for the 24 attending. 
Thanks to Curt and Anne, everything 
was arranged attractively and the 
food was delicious. Babies seemed to 
be the main topic of conversation 
and all were convinced that "kids do 

the darndest things." Parting came 
with the good-bye words, "We'll all 
be back in 1963." 

(Editor's Note: Shirley's news on 
class list has been mailed to you. 
Send new items to Martha Jai-vis in 

5[f\ Marilyn Shull 
^ 9619 Byeforde Rd., 
Kensington. Maryland 

Weddings: Erwin Robbins and Ed- 
ward Blackburn on May 7 in Pensa- 
cola, Fla., where they will live for 6 
months . . . Mary Jane Mayhem, 
after a very successful year at Union 
Seminary, married "Woody" in June 
. . . Jane Rostan and Angus June 18 
with Margie, Mary Anne, Anne and 
Sue among the bridesmaids. They 
will live in Durham while Angus is 
at Duke Med. School . . . Ruth Ben- 
nett and Marvin Leach on July 9. 
She will teach again in Lansdowne, 
Pa. . . . Martha Wilkinson and Mal- 
lory Reeves (her freshman flame) 
July 30. 

"Weezie" Hill Gunter was home in 
W-S while Layton did a 6-month 
stint at Camp Jackson . . . Jane Irby 
Grant and Richard have unknown 
Air Force Base address . . . Mary 
Lois James will wed "Chip" Hilliard 
in Oct. . . . 

Children: Mary Calhoun Gallant 
has two . . . Katie Teague Covington 
has a son, Andy . . . Nancy Willis 
Evans a boy. Holt, Jr. The Evans 
are now in Okinawa . . . Anne Lee 
Barefoot, B. J., Pat S. Eckerd, and 
June Gregson Smith have dates with 
the stork. Also Hila Moore DeSassure. 

Frankie Cunningham's Fulbright 
Scholarship was renewed for a second 
year — a signal honor. 

Bebe Daniel Mason will teach in 
Charleston, S. C. while Lorin com- 
pletes his medical education . . . 
Dena Fasul teaches in Fayetteville 
. . . Janet Garrison Pass taught near 
Raleigh while Herbert was at State 
College . . . Marilyn Fishel Griffin 
teaches in W-S. . . 

Mary Francis Patrick is in Bow- 
man Gray's bacteriology lab . . . 

Noel and Phil Harris are in Balti- 
more . . . Susan Mclntyre Goodman 
and John Riverdale, Md. . . . 

IBM sent Ann Brinson to Atlanta, 
Washington and New York on train- 
ing programs . . . Joan Milton worked 
for a heart surgeon in Chapel Hill 
this summer . . . Mary Thaeler re- 
turns to Nicaragua for a year. 

Jerome Moore Newsome teaches in 
New Orleans while her husband is a 
med. student at Tulane . . . Joy Per- 
kins is a medical artist at Duke. 

Camille and Alex may be tempo- 
rary Yankees, if Alex does graduate 
work at Cornell. 

The NYC trio, Jane, Patty and 
Marcille visited Charlotte Williams, 
Margaret Fletcher and Jeane Smith- 
erman in Boston in Feb. Jeane is 
working at MIT. 

Eve Van Vleck had a May vacation 
in Europe. She works for Ciba Phar- 
maceutical . . . Gray Duncan Long is 
in med. research at VA Hospital in 
Durham. Gene is a fellow in psycho- 
matic medicine at Duke this sum- 

Shirley Anne Hardy marries Jerry 
Herald of Mt. Holly in August. 

Betty Craig Holcomb's husband got 
his Ph.D. at U. of Va. in June, and 
is now wdth duPont's Savannah River 
Plant in Aiken, S. C. 

Audrey Kennedy Smith moves to 
New Jersey, as her husband won 
Woodrow Wilson and Danforth fel- 
lowships for gra duate study at 

I had a March vacation and visited 
Erwin, Liz and McClure . . . and 
Salem. I spent Easter in NYC with 
"the 3", and saw Mary Lois and her 
fiance. My audition at Juilliard was 
successful and I am studying piano 
at the Aspen School in Colorado this 
summer. I hope to be at Juilliard 
this fall. 

Thanks to my team of reporters 
for their news gathering. Keep me 
posted so this column may be up to 
date until Reunion on June 3, 1961. 
Circle that date on your calendar 



Individuals should send news to fheir reporter a month in advance 
August — December — February and May, 

Correspondents are asked to send typed, double-spaced copy, if possible. 



Published quarterly by Salem College, Publication Office, Salem 
College, Winston-Solem, N. C. Erntered as second-class matter 
January 7, 1946, at post office in Winston-Salem, N. C, un- 
der the act of August 24, 1912. 



Mrs. John C. Rosssr 
627 S. Washington St. 
Shelby, N. C. 


1906 1921 
1911 1926 
1916 1931 

1936 1951 
1941 1956 
1946 1959 

Officers of fhese classes are asked to wrife the Alumnae Office by 
September first confirming reunion, in order that revised class lists 
may be mode ond circulated and plans started for insuring a successful 
reunion at Salem in 1961. 


Every person receiving this July Bulletin is requested to advise her 
address for September, 1960— September, 1961 so that the mailing list may 
be checked and corrected. 

Please give this information on a postal card addressed to The Alumnae 
Bulletin, Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Include maiden name and 
class for indentification. 

Fall - I960 


Lelia Graham Marsh, Editor — Virtie Stroup, Publication Chairman 





UN-Conventially Speaking 

Resources in learning and living 

As I Saw It and Lived It! 

A Mexican Holiday 

A Fulbright Scholar in Germany 

Copper Colors Our Life 

Letter from Africa 

Marriage With Music 

The Stephen Foster Story under Tar Heel Influence 

The Magical Spark of the Written Word 

Reading, A Skill 

Standing at the Portals 

Let's Get Together 

Class Notes 

The 1960-61 Alumnae Association Budget 

Alumnae Daughters Start New Cycle 




yi Fund Envelope tucked in here 
Is for your Salem Gift this new year 



Foreign student Jette Seear, '61, of Copenhagen, 
Denmark, stands at the portals of her most im- 
portant year: her senior year. 



by Bonnie Angelo Levy, x'44 

A NY EDUCATION MAJOR can tell you that the 

first thing to do each fall is ask your pupils to 

write on that ever-fruitful topic, "What I Did Last 

Summer." And Lelia Graham Marsh has handed me 

that assignment. 

"What I Did Last Summer" was run after two 
men — Jack Kennedy and Dick Nixon. They outran 
me, though, and (as you may have noticed) are still 

The chase was all in a day's work for a Washing- 
ton correspondent in an election year. The pursuit, 
supervised by my husband, began in the marble 
corridors of the U. S. Senate and led to the smog- 
filled rooms of Los Angeles and the redolent stock- 
yards of Chicago. Before it is over, it will lead me 
scurrying criss-cross the country, and then, on 
January 20, to the solemn ceremony beneath the 
towering white dome of the Capitol. 

Politics and reporting is a family affair in my 
household. Both my husband, Harold R. Levy, and 
I are Washington correspondents for NEWSDAY, 
the Long Island daily. He is — by virtue of his posi- 
tion as chief of bureau — my boss. But lest any of 
you suspect nepotism (or uxorism?), please note 
that my professional status pre-dates my marital 
status by six years. As a reporter I have won sever- 
al awards, while as a homemaker I've won nothing, 
despite the best efforts of Elizabeth ("Beth Tar- 
tan") Hedgecock Sparks, except kitchen scars with 
bay leaf clusters. I write under my old Bonnie 
Angelo by-line, which is likely to prove confusing 
to our 10-month-old Christopher, once he gets be- 
yond the stage of calling the dog "Da-da." 

Looking back, the two nominating conventions 
seem a blur now, like ink drawings left in the rain. 
A montage of campaign buttons thrust upon you 
at every turn, of state standards hoisted wildly in 
chaotic arenas, of massed bodies advancing like a 
glacier as the nominee moved from place to place. 
Mostly I remember it all as hot and raucus and 
wearying — and yet, fascinating, exciting, stirring. 

The British correspondents whose workspace ad- 
joined NEWSDAY's in Los Angeles were for the 

Bonnie with son, Christopher. 

most part horrified by the whole procedure. Could 
the selection of the American president, they shud- 
dered, be somehow connected with those armies of 
enthusiasts, most of them too young to vote, who 
paraded through the Biltmore Hotel's labyrinthine 
lobbies wearing zany hats, singing misbegotten 
ditties, brandishing placards? Is this what the 
Minute Men had in mind when they fired the shot 
heard 'round the world? God save the queen! 

One Britisher's transatlantic conversation came 
through to us loud and clear the day Lyndon John- 
son was picked as Senator Kennedy's running mate. 
"They tell me he's to be nominated by acclamation," 
the newsman bellowed in West End accents to his 
bewildered editor across the sea. "A-c-c-1-a-m-a- 
t-i-o-n. That's it. As I understand it, one chap 
nominates Johnson, then all the others rise and say, 
'Heah, heah!'" 

By the time they had covered two nominating con- 
ventions, the foreign correspondents were able to 
grasp what Americans know instinctively: that 
these quadrennial gatherings are the ritual fire 
dance of American politics. The pandemonium yaa 
see on your television screen is about as spontaneous 
as an heiress' precision-engineered debut. 

In Chicago George Murphy, the GOP impressario 
who has grown accustomed to his place on conven- 
tion platforms, stage-managed the Nixon and Lodge 
demonstrations. He gave a quick signal whenever 
enthusiasm began to flag — and instantly the brass 
band would inject the musical adrenalin of Nixon's 
theme song, "California, Here We Come." I came 
to the conclusion that a demonstration is only as 
lively as the band. 

In Los Angles Frank Sinatra, masterminding the 
Kennedy demonstration, called for "Happy Days 
Are Here Again" and Anchors Aweigh" for the 
same roof-raising results. UnKke Murphy, Sinatra 
shunned the spotlight, calling his shots from a 
vantage point a few paces from my typewriter. 
While the floor erupted with the well-planned roar, 
a tense Sinatra watched it all like a chain-smoking 
hawk. Sharing the anxiety was Peter Lawford, 
who abandoned his usual star billing for the sM-p- 

porting role of brother-in-law. Not until after the 
balloting was over did the two relax and slip into 
their comfortable smiles. During the long wait for 
the nominee to arrive at the arena, the band leader 
motioned to Sinatra to take over the microphone for 
a song or two. But Frank declined, magnamanious- 
ly insisting that "This is HIS night, fellows." 

The real work of conventions, however, goes 
on in hotel rooms where delegations fight out their 
preferences, where Nixon nudges rebelling Repub- 
licans into line, where Kennedy huddles with John- 
son on the vice presidency, where weary reporters 
camp endlessly in stifling corridors outside closed 
doors. The air bristles with rumors and political 
implications are read into every move. Room ser- 
vice brings Nixon two eggs for breakfast — hmmm, 
he's showing concern for the egg surplus . . . must 
mean trouble in the farm belt. (I admit to exag- 
gerating — but not much.) 

For reporters representing daily papers, the con- 
ventions are unmitigated hard work. There you are 
on expense account and with, no time to make the 
most of it. Visions of dinner at Romanoff's or 
shishkabob on a flaming sword at the Pump Room 
turn into tired sandwiches fetched by a copy boy 
while cur typewriters race to make east coast dead- 
lines. They say the weather was delightful in Los 
Angeles and dreadful in Chicago — but since politics 
is an indoor sport, I couldn't tell the difference. 
After working almost around the clock within the 
same dim hotel, it's hard enough to remember if it 
is day or night out. 


For non-working types, there were parties, parties, 
parties, but these were out for me. I did take time 
for Perle Mesta's luncheon for 7,000 intimate friends 
at the Coco-nut Grove. But as the orchestra leader 
pointedly reminded guests that there were plenty 
of exits, I had the feeling Perle's heart wasn't in 

Our makeshift newsroom at both conventions was 
set up in caverno«us subterranean hotel exhibition 
rooms curtained into workspaces for publications 
from all over the world. Clattering teletype ma- 
chines and typewriters, jangling telephones and 
chattering television sets made the area nervously 
alive day and night. Our midnight working hours 
in Chicago were enlivened by the change of shifts 
in the Chicago police force — for some inexplicable 
reason they had nightly roll call in the press room 
in the lowest reaches of the Conrad Hilton Hotel. 
Between times the patrolmen who lingered in this 
informal headquarters indulged in a Walter Mitty 
sort of pastime — they watched cops and robbers 
shows on television. 

In Los Angeles the press catacombs were further 
enlivend by almost continous press conferences 
called by candidates, spokesmen for candidates and 

assorted politicos who show a moth-and-candle re- 
action to busy pencils and whirring cameras. 

But the nominating conventions were only a 
small, intense segment of this election year. Some 
newsmen, my husband among them, have been 
bouncing around the country intermittently since 
the snowy days of the New Hampshire primary. 
Now that politics is reaching its fever pitch both 
of us are spending more time on the campaign trail 
than in Washington, traveling alternately with Ken- 
nedy and Nixon, and occasionally picking up John- 
son or Lodge. Switching about among the candi- 
dates is imperative — stick to just one and before 
you know it, you are politically brainwashed. 

Hal and I never cover the same man at the same 
time, of course. In the 1956 campaign the closest 
we came to meeting on our campaign trips was In 
Youngstown, Ohio, when we were in the same hotel 
one day — I checked out with the Stevenson party 
at 6 a.m., Hal arrived with the Nixon troupe at 6 


Campaigning is probably the most harrowing as- 
signment a correspondent can take on, short of 
landing with the troops in battle or covering a 
White House Easter egg roll. Starting with "bags 
in the lobby at 6 a.m.", each day is as relentless as 
the lemmings' march to the sea — a consant scramble 
in and out of planes and train, springless press 
buses, over taxed elevators and overheated halls. 

We are constantly on the run. Would that the 
Olympics incl'uded a spike-heel, pointed-toe sprint — 
I could beat any Russian! Once in 1956 I rebelled 
against this unseemly pace. As a result I got caught 
in a crush of Eisenhower idolizers, my wails mingl- 
ing with their cheers when the doors of the press 
bus slammed shut. It started to swing in behind 
the president and speed to chartered planes waiting 
at the airport. I was saved from being marooned 
at midnight in Lexington, Ky., only by a sharp- 
eyed colleague who held the bus while I fought my 
way through the mob. Since then, my dears, I 
haven't been outrun. 

Already the 1960 campaign makes all previous 
electioneering seem sluggish by comparison. Even 
that formidible campaigner Harry Truman never 
barnstormed by jet to Hawaii and Alaska. But any 
traveling correspondent will agree that for the real 
flavor of politicking, there's nothing like the old- 
fashioned whistle stop train lurching its way from 
station to station, the candidate desperately trying 
to remember what town it is as he greets "all you 
good friends" clustered around the bunting fes- 
tooned rear platform. 

Then you know that for all the 20th century 
mechanization, communications and sophistication, 
the heart of politics hasn't changed much from the 
days of torch-light parades and overwrought ora- 
tory on the court-house square. 

— 2- 

Elizabeth McBee Waynick, '14 and Am- 
bassador Capus Waynick spent five years 
in the diplomatic service in 
Central America and South America. 
They have been home for six years. The 
recent political atmosphere of the 
Latin American countries brought back 
to Mrs. Waynick the memories of 
her part in the operation of 
an American Embassy as she lived it. 

As I Saw It And Lived It ! 

by Elizabeth McBee Waynick, '14 

/^UR FIVE YEARS in Central and South Ameri- 
ca were interesting and stimulating, but I some- 
times wonder if I would have gone into that new 
experience so lightheartedly if I had foreseen the 
responsibilities I was facing. 

An ambassador, and his wife also, do face great 
responsibilities in trying to represent their country 
in its true character as a friendly and generous 

One question I am asked often is, "How did you 
know how to run the embassy residence?" 

How does a woman, accustomed to an eight-room 
house and one servant, learn to cope with the pro- 
blems of an enormous embassy and a retinue of 
servants? And how does a woman to whom a sit- 
down dinner for eight is a big party get the know- 
how for the heavy social schedule expected in an 
American embassy? 

First, I would advise any new diplomat's wife to 
take advantage of the expert advice and informa- 
tion which the people in the State Department are 
always ready and willing to give. Capus was 
briefed in the things he needed to know, so I took 
my briefing also. The wives of the embassy officers 
are of great help, and then there's the well-known 
school of experience, learning as you go. 

After some frantic weeks of preparation, shop- 
ping and being entertained, we sailed for Panama 
late in June, 1949, and on July 5th flew to Man- 
agua, Nicaragua, our first post. We were quite un- 
prepared for our welcome at the airport. The 
Minister of War, General Somoza, his wife and 
son; the foreign minister and other dignitaries, in 
addition to the entire embassy staff, escorted us to 
our new residence, several miles from Managua. 
It could happen only in Nicaragua. I had seen pic- 

tures of the place, but simply wasn't prepared for 
its size or charm. It is a vast mansion set in sixty- 
four acres, with a swimming pool and formal gar- 

After the group had left and we were alone with 
just the servants, I told Capus "There's something 
wrong. Either this place is too big or I am too 
small." He said he would get me a motor scooter 
for Christmas. 

We "broke in" our diplomatic career in Nicar- 
agua, and since the mechanics of embassy life are 
about the same, I shall speak mainly about that 
friendly, warm country. First, there are the formal 
calls. A new ambassador calls on the others of his 
rank in order of seniority, and his wife makes her 
calls on the wives the same way. It is a long and 
arduous routine, with gallons of tea and hundreds 
of little sandwiches and cakes. 

Then the lady stays at home and serves the others 
as they call. Then there are the many social affairs 
which are always given on the arrival of a new 
ambassador — starting with the President's dinner. 
Much is expected of an American ambassador in 
the way of entertaining, and we valiantly tried to 
live up to the normal expectation. 

We loved Nicaragua and its people — we still do — 
and we were happy in our life and contacts. I was 
especially happy because I knew Capus was doing 
a good job and was effective in his post. I am proud 
that Nicaragua and Colombia each presented him 
with its highest decoration after he was retired — 
our law forbids acceptance while in the service — 
and that he received an honorary degree from the 
National University in each country. 

I am sure I astonished the lovely Latin American 
ladies in both countries by accompanying my hus- 

— 5- 

band on some pretty wild trips — by jeep with Presi- 
dent Somoza through the Nicaraguan jungles, and 
fishing boat to Isla de Maiz in the Caribbean; and 
in Colombia down the Rio Magdalena by paddle 
boat through part of the country torn by civil war. 
However, I don't believe you learn to know a 
country well in its cities. 

We came back to Washington in 1950 when 
Capus was asked to set up President Truman's Point 
Four Program and became its first director. Soon 
after we returned to Nicaragua he was asked to 
go to the post of ambassador to Colombia, a much 
bigger country. On our way from Washington to 
Bogota we spent several days as guests of Presi- 
dent Somoza and his wife at the palace for our final 
"destedida," or farewell parties. It was a heart- 
warming and sad tropical evening when we went to 
the airport accompanied by so many of our wonder- 
ful friends to fly to our new post. 

We went from tropical, sea-level Managua to 
Bogota, nine thousand feet high in the Andes, and 
to a somewhat different life. Bogota has been called 
the Athens of South America. Its leading families 
are sophisticated, highly literate and artistic, aristo- 
cratic and proud of their Spanish blood, descen- 
dants of the conquistadores and hidalgos. They are 
more reserved than the Nicarag-uans, but are last- 
ing friends when you get to know them well. 

We were fortunate to have a new embassy resi- 
dence, with the furnishings still arriving and the 
gardens being laid out. The protocol routine was 
about the same, but our formal social schedule was 
even more demanding. Also, since Bogota is a large 
city, we had many more visiting "VIPs" with the 
attending social complications. It was rare indeed 
that we had a free evening in the embassy, and in 
all of the foregathering with the great and the 
small no other formula except simple, natural 
friendliness seemed needed, provided we saw to it 
that our guests got the places protocol allowed 
them. This formula took adequate care even of the 
time when the President of Colombia came with his 
wife to a stag dinner! 

I sometimes wondered if all the social activity 
that is required contributes importantly to the right 
kind of understanding between our country and 
the country in which one serves. I believe our fre- 
quent traveling around among the people, where 
our knowledge of their language enabled us to com- 
mune with them, may have been more hel'pful. 

However, we had many interesting experiences in 
the social part of our activities. I remember our 
first Fourth of July in Managua, when we enter- 
tained more than 1,100 people. We split this assemb- 
lage into two parties. Nearly 200 diplomats and 
important Nicaraguans were entertained during 
part of the day and the rest of the vast crowd was 
composed chiefly of Americans living or visiting in 
the country. 

I remember many important guests. Francis Car- 
dinal Spellman of New York wrote the first entry 
in our guest book at Bogota, and I recall a pleasant 
afternoon we spent with two keen young men, the 
Imperial Crown Prince Presumptive of the Haps- 
burgs of Austria and his brother. Rarely have we 
met a pair more fully informed about politics in our 
country and in others than these boys who had 
been trained originally with a throne in view. One 
of the charming royal visitors to Bogota was the 
Prince Consort, Bernhard, of Holland. He is a 
gallant figure and made friends easily everywhere 
he moved. 

Poignant memories include a visit to the Moravian 
School with which Winston-Salem has many long- 
time connections. This school is located where a 
Moravian missionary effort has been seated for 
more than one hundred years, and the students in 
it, of many different races, sang familiar hymns 
to us in both English and Spanish. I recall, too, 
our contacts with the dedicated Dr. David Thaeler, 
well-known to Moravians and to Salemites, who was 
doing a fine medical service in the wilderness at 

We are back home now, and happy to be close to 
our families and friends. Capus has served as Ad- 
jutant General for the past three years, so we com- 
mute between an apartment in Raleigh and our 
home in High Point. 

We Captured the Spi 

by Martha Jarvis, '58 

JF YOU'RE LOOKING for "some place different" to go o' 

a vacation, then I highly recommend Mexico. Besides bein; 
interesting and scenic, Mexico provides a change from thl 
summer heat — if yoiu decide to go at that time. 

In Mexico City and the surrounding areas you sleep unde 
a blanket at night and a heavy sweater feels good in thi 
mornings and evenings. Unfortunately, you need a raincoa: 

Mexico is a land of contrasts. Along the wide landscape) 
boulevards of Mexico City there are a few sections when 
people live in almost primitive conditions. One side of tb 
city there are the Toltec pyramids, on the other the ultrj 
modern buildings of the University of Mexico. 

Throughtout this land where past and present meet, then 
is a spirit of progress. While the nation is preserving th( 
relics of its proud history, it is improving the living condi 
tions of its people. This spirit of progress is kindled by thi 
spirit of freedom, which came after the Revolution of 1910 
There is great national pride in Mexico's past and future 
The miuseums are more crowded with Mexican peasants thai 
with American tourists. 

Not only are the people friendly, but they are also happy 
They seem to effervesce a certain joy and excitement. Th< 
serenading is not confined to the usual tourist traps, but 11 
is still used when the men court the young girls. 

Uber AUes 

By Mary Frances Cuningham, '59 
Fulbright Scholar 1959-1961 

■pROM A SMALL GIRLS school to a bustling co- 
ed community; from an English-speaking people 
to a German-speaking nation; from scheduled prac- 
tice hours and required courses to complete free- 
dom of choice of subjects — what a change one suc- 
cessful application can make in a Salem graduate's 
plans for her first year out of college. 

After receivinig a letter in April 1959 announcing 
that I had been granted a Fulbright fellowship for 
a year's study of organ in Frankfurt, Germany, I 
tried to pull myself out of my dream long enough 
to prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime experience 

a Mexican Holiday 

The highlight of our trip — and a must for anyone visiting 
Mexico — is a trip to Taxco, which is appropriately called 
'the quaintest city in the world." 

The city officials are keeping it that way by requiring 
ihat all building be built in the traditional architecture and 
with red tile roofs. The city is built up the side of the 
mountain and therefore is accessible only by one narrow, 
svinding, cobblestone street. It is the silver center of Mexico 
ind the shops are filled with silver things; however, they 
ire more expensive than in Mexico City. 

If you're a shopper, then you'll be in paradise in Mexico. 
The shops in Mexico City were some of the most beautiful 
['ve seen anywhere. We found the best items were shoes, 
pocketbooks, silver, colored handblown glass, onyx, semi- 
precious stones and objects made of combined metals, silver, 
brass and copper. 

Dining in Mexico can be lavish or reasonable. For the 
gourmet there's a wide selection of elegant places. For a 
more conservative pocketbook, there are many excellent 
restaurants where you can get a good dinner for a little 
more than a dollar. 

If you take a supply of preventative pills with you and 
watch where and what you eat, you shoiuld be able to avoid 
the "travelers' ills.") 

Needless to say, we were captivated by the spirit of Mexico 
and only a full airline schedule made us leave when we did. 

ahead of me. Night work at Reynolds Tobacco 
Company in Winston-Salem, weekly German con- 
versations with a former Salem foreign student, 
and spasmodic sewing sessions all came about in 
the three months before departure. The long awaited 
September date finally came, the car was loaded, 
the goodbyes were said, and we were off for New 
York and the boarding of the German-American 
ship, the M. S. Berlin. 

To complete the going-away festivities, Salem 
girls who were in New York were sought out and 
made a part of the final evening. 

September 7, 1959, at 11 a.m. the band began to 
play, the small tug boat prepared for its guidance 
to sea, and I waved "auf Wiedersehen" with much 
enthusiasm as I clutched an armful of roses and a 
wet handkerchief. After passing the Statue of 
Liberty, I knew we were on our way, and I joined 
the other students in settling down to prepare for 
the year ahead. Language classes, meals with Ger- 
mans, international discussions, and traditional 
gatherings of Southerners when "Dixie" was played, 
all made the voyage a memorable one. 

On September 17 Germany became our new home 
for the next twelve months, and the short skirts, 
eye make-up, and potatoes made us realize that we 
were no longer in America. 

After a week of orientation in Bremen, the group 
of over 2 hundred "Fulbrighters" split up to board 
trains for their respective locations in Germany. 
The Frankfurt-Mainz delegation numbered 13, 11 
of whom had chosen to spend our first month with 
German families who lived about 30 min- 
'utes from our assigned cities. Prom the train sta- 
tion we were taken to our new home in the Taunus 
mountains, where we were to spend our time learn- 
ing German and getting to know the German people. 
During this month I began to understand how a 
foreign student at Salem, or anywhere else, feels 
because of lack of knowledge of and confidence in 
a new language. 

One of our biggest problems in reaching Ger- 
many was that of finding living quarters, an under- 

-7 — 

taking which would immediately test our profici- 
ency in this new jibberish called German. With weak 
knees and churning stomach, I rode into town with 
one of my six German sisters and left her to the 
wish of "Viel Gliick" ("Good Luck"). I found 
the first of my two addresses and discovered the 
landlady to be quite understanding. To my happy 
surprise, we established a line of communication 
which led to my being placed there in a sort of 
girls' dormitory with a German roommate. 


After a stimulating and educational month with 
my German family, I moved into new living quart- 
ers in the big, modern city of Frankfurt-am-Main. 
The music school, at which I was to be studying, 
had already held its opening meeting and I had 
begun to feel the part of a student again. I found 
it quite exciting to be able to choose my courses, 
and after a little confusion due to language, I be- 
gan a weekly schedule of organ, harpsichord, im- 
provisation, and German. My organ teacher, Helmut 
Walcha, proved to a very exceptional person as 
well as an outstanding musician and teacher. In 
fact, he had overcome his handicap of blindness to 
such an extent that I found myself asking him 
whether or not he could ski. 

The opening of the music school also began an 
unforgettable association with many German people. 
Choir practice, student-teacher gatherings, week-end 
trips, Christmas Eve with a family, and small 
parties all brought about friendships which helped 
to enrich and broaden my understanding of the 
German people and their culture. 

With vacation time came travels to Italy, North- 
ern Europe, Scandinavia, and Berlin. Since a Pul- 
bright project may involve more than just con- 
centrated study in one place, seven weeks of the 
spring were devoted to seeing, hearing, and playing 
as many of the Northern European organs as were 
accessible, about 25. On this trip we met many 
interesting Europeans, one of whom was Mr. Flen- 
trop, of Holland, the builder of Salem's very fine 
Flentrop organ found in Old Chapel. 


Having been challenged at Salem by Dr. Africa's 
course in "U. S. and World Affairs", I looked for- 
ward to the annual Fulbright trip to Berlin with 
much anticipation. We were flown out of Frankfurt 
at night by jet and in 45 minutes we landed in West 
Berlin, the free island in the heart of East Ger- 
many. We were immediately impressed by the hustle 
and bustle of the Western Sector and the optimism 
and good humor of the people. A tour through the 
entire city proved to us the marked difference be- 
tween East and West Berlin, not only in the physi- 
cal appearance, but also in the atmosphere. West 

Berlin was a beautifully rebuilt city, a showcase 
for the Western World. In the East were many 
visible war ruins, few cars, and not much sign of 
activity. Culturally, however. East Berlin had much 
to offer, and West Berliners as well as many tour- 
ists went over daily to operas, plays, and museums. 
Crossing the East-West border proved to be quite 
easy with city transportation facilities, but most of 
us enjoyed the somewhat relieved feeling of being 
back in the Western Sector. 


One of the highlights of the week was a meeting 
with Willy Brandt, the mayor of West Berlin. His 
enthusiasm captured us immediately as he asked 
us to greet the Americans at home, to thank them 
for their past and present aid, and to impress on 
them that Berlin is not just a situation that appears 
in the newspapers, but is a living city that longs 
to remain free. 

Many students left that unique city with much 
questioning of the future. After having seen May 
Day demonstrations in the Eastern Sector, we rea- 
lized that, even though there seemed to be a lack 
of enthusiasm on the part of many participants, be- 
hind these people were still the determined leaders 
who were making the world situation tense and 

Is German reunification an impossible dream? 
What would happen if East Berlin and Russia 
should sign a treaty? What will West Germany do 
if people from the East continue to flee to the West 
via Berlin and an airlift? Gei'many proved to be a 
country of many questions and problems which sud- 
denly became vital to us after a short time of being 
there with the people. 

This type of experience can bring about an under- 
standing that comes only through being in a situa- 
tion and knowing it as the natives do. This is the 
education a Fulbright student can receive. 

Frankie Cuningham is the recepient of a 
rare honor. Her Fulbright fellowship has been 
renewed for another year. She has returned to 
Germany for continued study with Helmut 

In Chile 

Our Life 

By Margaret Crowgey Koogler, '49 

IMAGINE A LAND 2,600 miles long, 110 miles 

wide, and like Gaul — divided into three parts — 
and you have a geographic picture of Chile. 

Northern Chile is dry and desert-like; Central 
Chile is a huge fertile valley in which are located 
the grand "haciendas" and Santiago, the capitol; 
Southern Chile is full of snow-capped volcanoes, 
deep blue lakes, and many small farms. The grow- 
ing season in the South is short, due to long hard 
winters and short cool summers, however most of 
Chile's beef cattle and sheep are raised in this area. 

My husband's position of district industrial engi- 
neer for Braden Copper Company, a Kennecott 
mine, broiught us to Chile in January 1956. Since 
our arrival David has been head of the industrial 
engineering department and at present, is the as- 
sistant concentrator superintendent in the mill de- 
partment. Kennecott has found it profitable to have 
industrial engineers in their operational depart- 

Pour town-sites make up the Braden property. In 
Rancagua, the capitol of the Province of O'Higgins, 
are located the railroad department, foundry, and 
business offices. One proceeds from Rancagua on 
Braden's narrow gauge railroad to Coya, where 
one finds the electrical department and a very 
beautiful company maintained country club. The 
smelter is in Caletones, 34 miles from Rancagua. 

After a 2% ho^ir ride on the "autocarril," a 20 
passenger Ford bus used on the narrow gauge rail- 
road, one reaches Sewell, the site of El Teniente 
Mine, the world's largest underground mine. Sewell 
is a town in the crater of an extinct volcano on the 
side of the Andes mountains. About 50 of its 15,000 
people are Americans or English and the rest are 
Chileans. Due to the steep terrain, all houses and 
stores are built one above the other around the 
side of the mountain. We have no roads — hence no 
traffic problems — but there are numerous streets 
of cement steps. The stores supply the necessary 
needs and one can always go to Rancagua or San- 
tiago for scarce items. There is little vegetaition 
due to the smelter smoke that funnels up the valley 
from Caletones. We are surrounded on three sides 
by barren mountains with snow covered peaks. 

Though Sewell is the most isolated of the Braden 
towns, we prefer living here. At an altitude of 
7,000 feet, our summers are pleasant, the winters 
tho' long, are beautiful with lots of snow. We 

never lack for entertainment. We have a different 
movie each night; there are frequent dances at the 
American social club; card parties, teas and morn- 
ing coffees, and private parties that usually in- 
clude all of the Americans and many Chileans in 
camp. During the winter, we have bowling tourna- 
ments and ski parties. Most of the other camps are 
too small to enjoy the varied social life that we 

In Sewell is the general manager's office, indus- 
trial engineering department, mill, machine shops, 
and the modern 127-bed hospital. The mine is 2,000 
feet above the town in the periphery of the volcano. 

For 2% years I taught first and second grades 
in the American School in Sewell. Only children of 
American-contract parents go to the school, so class- 
es were small, and all the more interesting. We use 
the Calvert System books and supplies are imported 
from the states. It was a rewarding job, though 
now my time is happily filled with the care of our 
son, David Mark, who was born July 4, 1959. 

We have witnessed many forward strides in 4% 
years. The plastic industry has boomed, they are 
making usable pots and pans, packaged meats and 
frozen fish, vegetables, and fruits are now avail- 
able in Santiago. We make our breads, jellies, cakes, 
and pastries. It is most frustrating to find a tasty 
recipe in one of the U. S. magazines only to find it 
calls for a package of one of the numerous mixes. 
One soon becomes pretty good at substituing and 
often with amazing results. The Teniente Club does 
import foodstuffs from the states, but the import 
duties make these luxury items. 

Living in Chile is truly an educational experience. 
We have no idea when we will return to the states 
to live — but we don't plan to stay here forever! 


Letter From Africa 

By Katie Wolff Nelson, x'43 

Greetings from the Nelsons, scattered as we are! 
When I left the Congo so hastily on July 10, I left 
in our Luebo home a draft of a letter to you — tell- 
ing of an orderly Independence Day celebration on 
June 30, and expressing our hopes that the long- 
feared breakdown of law and order would not come 
to pass. That illusion lasted just ten days, until our 
evacuation began. 

On that Sunday morning we attended church and 
prayed that the chaos in other parts of Congo would 
not spi-ead to our locale; but on reaching home we 
were informed that the four children and I must 
be ready to leave by plane within an hour. At that 
time I was still optimistic enough to hope it might 
be only as far as our Station Bulape where things 
were still calm, and that my husband, Dr. Henry 
Nelson, might stay on in Luebo. That hope vanished 
rapidly in the next 24 hours. 

On July 12, Dr. Poole flew in to pick up Henry 
and Bill Worth, who had remained at Luebo, to take 
them to Luluabourg; then returned to Bulape for 
me and the children. We were evacuated from 
Luluabourg that evening by a U. S. Army plane to 
Kamina Air Base, and from there on a "Globe- 
master" to Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia. 

All along the way we were overwhelmed by kind- 
ness. Congolese Christian friends brought food, 
clothing and blankets to Luluabourg airport — where 
many of our missionaries were stranded, some for 
two days and nights. Belgians at Kamia opened 
their hearts and homes to us on our arrival there 
in the middle of the night. At Salisbury we found 
hot food and warm beds awaiting (us at 2:30 Thurs- 
day morning, and from that moment until now, we 
have experienced the warmest hospitality from the 
citizens of Southern Rhodesia, from fellow Ameri- 
cans, and especially from the Presbyterians of Salis- 
bury. Having seen to our safety so efficiently, the 
American Consular Staff have done their utmost 
for our comfort and also to facilitate the continua- 
tion of our work in Congo. 

Since our families at home had been standing by 
to receive the children in case of emergency, we 
sent the four of them, with Elizabeth Shefelton, by 
plane on July 15 to New York, where they were 
met by Henry's parents. Our sons, Sperry and Lee, 
went to Nashville, Tenn., with them, and our little 
girls, Katrina and Beth, are with my folks, Mr. 
and Mrs. A. D. Wolff, in Bethania, N. C. 

Henry returned to Congo on July 27 with a sur- 
vey team to look over the situation, and after days 
visiting o'ur stations by air, the team came back to 
report to Mission Meeting in Salisbury. 

On August 12 a chartered plane took all the men 
of the Mission still in Salisbury back to Congo — 

making a total of 19 in Kasai Province. Although 
the Consul had not yet agreed for women to go 
back to stay, three of us were permitted to go to 
Luluabourg and return on the chartered plane. 
Henry left the plane at Moma, where we dropped 
off the Mission representatives to the Church-Mis- 
sion Conference. Moma is one of our more isolated 
stations and no plane other than small Cessnas had 
ever landed at the new airstrip. When the Dakota, 
on which we were traveling, went roaring in, and 
the missionaries started rolling off, the whole vil- 
lage came running to fall on our necks. The warmth 
of that welcome will never be forgotten! 

We went on to Luluabourg — a ghost town — where 
we spent two nights. Things were calm at the 
moment, 'under UN control. Out of a European pop- 
ulation of 4,000, there are now about 150 men and 
13 women. Business people were gradually return- 
ing. The majority of the African population of the 
city, who were of the Baluba tribe, have moved 
away as the result of the tribal conflict, and many 
portions of the native town have been burned. It 
was a discouraging picture, but again we were 
welcomed everywhere we went. We stopped in 
Lodja to pick up a group of Methodist missionaries 
and Congolese delegates to their conference here, 
and arrived back in Salisbury the night of August 

At the moment I am waiting impatiently in Salis- 
bury, hoping to rejoin Henry soon in Congo. It is 
difficult to be patient, knowing of the desperate 
need there for medical care, while the UN flies in 
nurses to do the job. We are praying that the Mis- 
sion and Consular authorities will soon agree for 
some women to return to Congo to essential jobs. 
(In September, Mrs. Nelson, a trained nurse, was 
allowed to join Dr. Nelson in Luluabourg.) 

Out of the chaos and heartbreak of the past 
weeks has come a wonderful opportunity for a 
complete re-organization of our Mission program 
in Congo. As I write, missionaries and Congolese 
Christian leaders are deliberating at Moma, seek- 
ing God's guidance in establishing a new Mission- 
Church relationship in which many responsibilities 
formerly carried by the Mission will now be turned 
over to the Church. There has also been the oppor- 
tunity, while waiting in Salisbury, for members of 
our Bible Revision Committee to work toward the 
completion of the revision of the Old Testament, a 
job which has been hindered for years for lack of 

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for your 
prayers during these weeks, and for your many 
kindnesses to our children. 

— 10- 

Marriage With Music 

By Peggy Taylor Russell, '48 

TF ANYONE HAD told me when I was a student 
at Salem, that after eight years of marriage and 
two children, I would still be up to my ears in 
music, I would have had a good laugh. 

Nevertheless, my enthusiasm for performing and 
studying has never abated; and even though it is 
more difficult to find time for rehearsing, I'm still 
going strong. I have a soloist job at Presbyterian 
Church of the Covenant in Greensboro, which keeps 
me on my toes vocally, so that I never go too long 
without singing. 

Other outlets have been the Euterpe Music Club, 
which has programs of high musical value all 
through the winter; the local television station; 
the Lyric Theater, a local opera group ; and various 
banquets and conventions for the civic clubs. 

The most interesting experience I've had in sev- 
eral years was appearing as a guest artist in 
opera workshop demonstrations for the eastern 
regional workshop of the National Association of 
Teachers of Singing at West Chester State College, 
West Chester, Pennsylvania. 

Jack McPadyen, baritone of Greensboro, who is 
also a performing member of Lyric Theater, and I, 
accompanied Dr. Clifford Bair, resident teacher of 
Voice at Wake Forest College, and former head of 
the voice department at Salem, to the workshop, 
where we appeared on a final program August 18 
in a scene from the second act of "La Traviata", by 
Verdi, and a complete performance of "The Tele- 
phone", by Menotti. 

During the workshop, which began August 14, 
Dr. Bair drilled and produced scenes and arias 
prepared musically in advance by members of the 
opera classes. Jack and I were able to assist in this 
phase also, which was great fun, in that we made 
up most of the performers and assembled costumes 
for them out of the college wardrobe department. 

Watching a character emerge through expert di- 
rection is always fascinating, and the students and 
faculty of the workshop were quite thrilled at being 
able to watch rehearsals of the opera excerpts, and 
especially at the various techniques Dr. Bair em- 
ployed to make the singers feel the characters they 
were portraying. 

Other faculty members at the workshop included 
Dr. Esther Skog Coulange, an expert on French 
and German diction; Dr. John Duddy and Helen 
Hosmer, who conducted chorus rehearsals; William 
Vennard, of the University of Southern California, 
who conducted voice demonstrations; and Dr. Arnold 
Fletcher, who lectured on music acoustics. 


professional photo- 
graph above and 
her family at left — • 
husband John, Spot, 
age 5, and Susan, 
age 2. 

My next project, which is well underway, is 
Music Theater Associates, an opera repertory group 
organized for the purpose of securing engagements 
with civic groups, high schools, colleges and the like, 
for presentations of opera and opera excerpts. We 
will utilize the roles we have already performed, at 
first, adding new ones as the need arises. 

For our initial effort, we will present the com- 
plete comic opera, "The Telephone", and the second 
act duet from "La Traviata". Both selections, which 
were staged by Dr. Bair, vrill be in costume, with 
simple staging and props to suggest the desired at- 

I feel that after several years' experience of pro- 
moting such civic organizations as the Greensboro 
Opera Association, the Oratorio Society, the Lyric 
Theater, and the Broadway Theater League, the 
time has come to try a bit of promoting for my 
own benefit. As they say, a little private enterprise 
never hurt a soul! 

-1 1 — 

The Stephen Foster Story 


by Martha Thornburg Cauble, '56 

TN ORDER TO WRITE about an outdoor drama, or even 
enjoy the evening's entertainment it brings, one should 
not be the wife of its producer. 

My experience with this relatively young form of thea- 
tre has been often second-handed, but never dull. Ever since 
marrying John the day following graduation in 1956 and 
watching him begin work on the settings for "Wilderness 
Road" at Berea, Kentucky, the day after the wedding, the 
pace of living among theatre people has grown with excite- 
ment and hazards. 

Although my taste of the stage itself is limited to a 
summer as a singer-dancer in Paul Green's "The Confeder- 
acy" at Virginia Beach, the stage has never been further 
away than the breakfast table or dashing for a sandwich 
for lunch. During my brief career with "The Confederacy," 
I quickly learned that above all else "the show must go on" 
— even with a six-weeks-old baby at home. 

The excitement of the show's opening is naturally the 
high point of the winter's planning and work, and, for the 
wife of the manager, it becomes painfully exciting when 
one has to nudge the Governor to remind him of his cue to 
bow and stop reading the prgram. But the thrill really 
comes when the lights finally dim and the hopes and dreams 
of the winter are pitted against twelve hundred pairs of 
hands and their desire to applaud. 

During the past winter we spent many pleasant hours 
in our little log house here in Bardstown hearing Paul 
Green pour forth his ideas for making the musical, "The 
Stephen Poster Story", an even bigger hit during its second 

After hearing tapes from auditions held here, in In- 
diana, Washington, and New York, and watching Director 
James Byrd and Musical Director Ralph Burrier nod each 
into or out of the company, I knew that John and Mr. Green 
had a cast that would once please the more than two hun- 
dred reviewers who would gather for the opening night. 

After the work of casting and designing was finished 
we had an opportunity to sit and chat with Mr. Burrier, 
who was formerly head of the choral directing department 
of Westminster Choir College. We talked about Salem in 
superlatives— its fine School of M'usic, Dean Sandresky, and 
the Jacobowskys. At that moment I was thankful that I was 
not on one of those tapes, though I was also thankful for 
the hours I had spent with Mrs. J. 

Bardstown and Stephen Foster first entered our live! 
during our second summer at Berea. John was busy a; 
technical director, and I was busy having a baby. There 
where John was working with the Producer Ted Cronk!; 
word came that Bardstown wanted to produce a show abou: 
the great composer who had visited there and immortalizev 
the Rowan Mansion by composing "My Old Kentucky Home'|' 
Little did we realize that the show would one day be s 
reality, and that my husband would be responsible for iti! 
total operation. As things worked out, however, we sooi\ 
were in Bardstown working with a local body to raise pro,:; 
motion funds and with Governor Chandler to get an amph'^ 
theatre built. '• 

As delay was met with delay in raising funds, wriiinj: 
a script, and building an amphitheatre, we moved to Virgii 
nia Beach, where John produced "The Confederacy" for Mri 
Green during 1958 and 1959. We bought a boat, got accus-^ 
tomed to jets during performances, and had another baby. 

Back in Bardstown, "The Stephen Poster Story" final!] 
ly opened in 1959 and was a tremendous hit. Late that sum-i 
mer, as we were debating a return to school with Dr. Samuel 
Selden at the University of California and a return to Bards- 
town as Mr. Cronk's assistant, news reached us that ouil 
good friend had died and the Foster play was without a: 
producer. The position was immediately offered to John; 
and we returned to Bardstown. 

On our first return here we were fortunate in beingi' 
present for a visit to the play by 20 exchange professors 
of the arts from the University of Moscow. We knew they: 
would enjoy the performance, for music speaks a common! 
language, but words for "pass the butter" or hurry up "it's 
show time" were not so common, and we had a lively evening.' 
After dinner we were stymied on how to geS; our delegationi 
to the theatre when John remembered the Lone Ranger andi 
said "Vamos!" That did it and away we went. 

At the theatre we experienced a custom unknown to us. 
When the Russian visitors were introduced and greeted with 
applause of the capacity audience, they arose and applauded 
with the audience. The interpreter, who had finally caught 
up with us, explained this was their way of saying "thank 
you" for the welcome. Later the director of the Moscow Art 
Theatre wrote that the experience in Bardstown was the 
most charming and interesting of the visit to the United 

Life in Bardstown is dependent upon two big indus'ltries. 
One, the tourist industry, attracts over 250,000 people eachl 
year to the Old Kentucky Home and the drama, to ^he- 
magnificent St. Joseph's Cathedral where masterpieces by 
Van Byck, Van Dyck, and Reubens hang, and to historic" 
Old Talbott Tavern. Its walls are painted with murals by: 

— 12- 

el influence 

Louis Phillippe during his exile — 
incidentally, all of the painted fig- 
ures are riddled with bullet holes 
as the result of a visit by Jesse 
James. The second is the bourbon 
industry which is centered in Nel- 
son County. The landscape is dotted 
with the warehouses of the 13 dis- 
tilleries located here. We are told 
that each of the warehouses holds 
over a million gallons of bourbon 
being aged in the charcoal oak bar- 

Many of the old homes retain 
the names of the families who built 
them, regardless of present occup- 
ants. It is imperative for a new- 
comer to learn this, since directions 
are given in relation to these homes, 
instead of using street names. To 
add to the confusion, one of the 
landmarks is a large white home = 

called "the green house", because 
many years ago it was painted 

Although our drama is only a 
small part of the tourist industry here, it is still a mighty 
big business. The annual operation budget exceeds $130,000, 
and offers summer employment to over 60 professional 
singers, dancers, actors and directors, as well as numerous 
local ushers, secretaries, and parking crews. 

As might be expected, "The Stephen Foster Story" is a 
departure from other outdoor dramas. Stephen Foster is 
hardly hero-type material, and the story covers a very small 
space in history. It is first and foremost a musical comedy. 
It is a light-hearted story of Stephen Foster, his friends, 
the Christy Minstrels, and Jeannie-with-the-light-brown- 

After a gruelling three weeks of rehearsals, the cast 
settles down to six performances a week. Choir rehearsals 
continue most of the summer, individual scenes are rehearsed 
as necessary, and understudy rehearsals begin. Backs,tage, 
costume changes that first seemed impossible become part 
of the routine. You learn when to dodge the set j'ust coming 
off, when you have time for a cigarette, and everybody 
else's lines. 

Outdoor drama people are an energetic lot. In any 
town they happen to be, especially in Bardstown, they belong 
to the community. Our choir members sing in the local 
churches, our actors perform for civic clubs, and everyone 
has fun. Bardstonians are their greatest admirers, most 

THE CAUBLES— John R. Cauble; his sons, John 
Russell, Jr. and Christopher, and wife, Martha. 

severe critics, and closest friends. If one line in the show 
is changed, it is discussed over nearly every breakfast table 
in town the next morning. 

Aside from local extra-curricular activities, the cast 
has its own projects. This summer, in addition to individual 
voice lessons, they held an opera worshop. A concert was 
given with scenes from seven operas. In one of my few ap- 
pearances away from the TV set, I accompanied two of the 
scenes. We rehearsed afternoons, and after the show at 
night. "Tosca" reached new heights with a one-year-old and 
a three-year-old tugging at my skirt. Here I must pause to 
say a word of gratitude for instrumental ensemble at Salem. 

Although outdoor drama is a serious business, its casts 
are not above an occasional pranks — as the night someone 
spiked the mint juleps in the ballroom scene. Then there was 
the night a man stood 'up and shouted, "There it is" and 
1,200 heads looked up while the satellite crossed the sky. 
People come to the show dressed in overalls or evening 
clothes, leave smiling, and — most important of all — they 
come back. 

At the close of another successful year for the "Stephen 
Foster Story", it looks as if the initial prediction by Mr. 
Green — it would run for 12 years — will hold true; if so, we 
will probably become a permanent part of this historic old 
town in Kentucky. 

-1 3- 


The Magical Spark of the 

By Mrs. Lucia R. Karnes 
Department of Education and Psychology 

ASA TEACHER, for years I gave advice to 
friends who asked for it (and to many who 
didn't) on nearly every subject except — infant-care. 
But since my three children have arrived, I am too 
busy "feeding and changing" to give advice. How- 
ever I welcome this opportunity to speak from the 
experience of both teacher and parent. A teacher 
can never really stops trying to teach the world — so 
I shall pass on a few thoughts about the most inter- 
esting development (to me) of my three — their 

Children begin to learn the minute they are born. 
Their minds immediately start the learning pro- 
cesses. Watching the development of their language 
skills has particularly fascinated me. 

When does a child learn to read? Naturally an 
infant of nine months cannot read, but he has al- 
ready learned about paper and magazines, and some 
aunt has given him a cloth book many months ear- 

As soon as your child will sit in your lap, he will 
enjoy being read to. Do you former students of 
mine remember those silly, nonsense poems some of 
you collected for me in our children's literature 
course? They are the precious things tiny tots will 
love. Start with THE REAL MOTHER GOOSE 
and read a few poems every night. At two, your 
child will be saying them ; at four he will have for- 
gotten them, but he will love books. 

All three of our children have a story every night, 
no matter what time we are aiming for bed. We 
cannot escape reading the story, even after a Fourth 
of July barbeque at 10 p.m. The story is chosen by 
a different child each night, but all three listen. We 
use many of our books. I am greatly tempted to buy 
all the lovely volumes I see, but I found that my 
choices were not always the choices of the child, and 
for much of our family and individual reading, we 
turn to the public library. 

When Eleanore could walk, or maybe before, she 
often went along when I returned my own books 
to the library. At two she checked out her first 
book, and has been getting books from the library 
ever since. Now all three children return their books 
themselves and find new ones every three weeks. 
I would not dare to get their books for them, bring 
them home and return them myself. They know the 

wonderful world of books in the library for them to 
visit and enjoy now and all their lives. 

Take your children to the library and let them 
choose their own books. 

Eleanore, at five, selects some books that we have 
read to her in the past, but now she wants to read 
them herself. Campbell, three, jealouisly guards his 
"train" books. Timothy, two, has had every DUCK 
book in the library read to him. Crows, pigeons, 
geese, etc. have all become ducks because there are 
just not enough "duck books" on the shelves. 

All three children are "reading", but in quite dif- 
ferent stages. Eleanore has really been reading 
since she was four. Now she reads to the boys. 
Campbell holds THE THREE BEARS or PETER 
RABBIT very carefully while he reads (tells) the 
story, turning the pages and finishing at the right 
page. Timothy identifies pictures and points to the 
words under them. 

Will we have to tell them that words describe 
the pictures, that books tell stories and are fun? 
No, they are doing their own reading readiness! 

How do I feel about children learning to read 
before they enter school? 

As a primary teacher, I was trained to teach 
reading. I did not then, and I still do not now, 
agree with the advice of some that children should 
not be allowed to read before entering school. Every 

Timothy, Eleanore and Campbell 
proving a point. 

— 14- 

Written Word 

child has his own rate of growth, and it is very 
difficult and dangerous to stop that maturation — 
usually impossible. A child sho'uld not actually be 
taught to read — but when a pre-school child asks 
the name of a word, he should be told it. 

Probably you have heard all your life of at least 
one person in your family, grandmother. Aunt Jane, 
or Uncle Bob, who was reading the newspaper at 
five. Children are the same today. Some will read 
early, and I feel that they should not be held back. 
Encourage interest in books, but do not push the 
actual reading. A good first grade teacher will 
never find fault with the reading child or his parent. 
She will have three or four reading "groups" from 
the first week of school, so she will have to recog- 
nize individual differences. 

There are some things you, as a parent, can watch 
in the early educational process of your child in 
the lang'uage areas. Some kindergartens teach the 
very beginnings of phonics, such as the sounds of 
consonants. In the first grade your child will most 
probably learn to read by sight, but he should also 
be taught basic phonics, the sounds of all the letters 
and how to blend them into words. Training in 
phonics is especially useful for attacking unfamiliar 
words, reading accurately, and for spelling. Make 
sure that he has a good foundation in phonics. If 
he does not learn to read by the end of the second 
grade, insist on phonics! 

Children in the upper grades and in high school 
often need encouragement to read, but there again, 
do not pick out the books for your children, guide 
them. If your son does not like books, pay a visit 
to the librarian, tell her the subjects he likes, his 
grade in school, and his name. Then, casually take 
him to the library and "Let the librarian help you 
choose some books while I get own books." Sneaky? 
Yes, but some boys from 8 to 15 need help in learn- 
ing to enjoy and love books. 

Offer your high school daughter a book you are 
reading. She may discover that some of the adult 
novels are more appealing to her than the "good 
career" books on the juvenile shelves. Life is not an 
unknown quanity to your senior high school chil- 
dren and DuMaurier, Ferber, Forbes, Inglis Fletcher 
and other good authors write about exciting people 
in books which they may like to share with you. 

Now, look where I am, giving advice above my 
five year old. Just one more thing, your children 
will not read if you don't. Do you have an interest- 
ing book by your bed? 





Reading and writing are fun with teacher, 
Margaret Trotter, '35. 

A Skill 

by Margaret Ward Trotter, '35 

TF YOU HAVE EVER been a teacher or if you 
enjoy working with children, you know the per- 
sonal satisfaction that such an experience affords. 
When my own children began to show signs of in- 
dependence and the last of the three was in school, 
I felt a strong desire to teach again. Realizing that 
I could not be a full-time teacher and a full-time 
wife and mother, I began to think of part-time 

I heard of the wonderful work in Remedial Read- 
ing being done by Mrs. Samuel T. Orton in Winston- 
Salem, and, luckily for me, she needed a teacher 
on a part-time basis. 

Here I shall outline the Orton approach to help- 
ing children with reading problems. 

The late Dr. S. T. Orton, a neurologist of note, 
spent years in research in the field of language 
disorders. His work was concerned chiefly with 
children of average or above average intelligence. 
In spite of the advances made in modern teaching 
methods, he asked the question: "Why do some 10 
per cent of all healthy, intelligent children fail to 
become effective readers?" 

Many are the causes that have been offered: an 
emotional block against reading, ineffective teach- 
ing methods, too much parental pressure at home 
when Johnny can't learn to read as fast or as well 
as Mother, Daddy, brother or sister did. 

These may be contributing factors in some cases 
but what about the many superior and above-aver- 
age readers who may have had the same kind of 
teachers and the same home situations? 

Another theory concerning ineffective and in 
many cases virtually non-readers is that certain 


children have what has come to be known as 
Specific Language Disability. 

This is a difficulty which may be compared with 
a lack of musical talent and should not be con- 
sidered any more unusual or mysterious. 

I have never thought that I was odd or stupid 
because I couldn't "carry a tune in a bucket", or 
reproduce it with a musical instrument. Some of 
us have to hear a melody over and over again be- 
fore we can recog-nize it. Just as one may be born 
with varying degrees of musical ability, many 
educators now believe that able readers are born 
and not made. 

Dr. Orton and other neurologists, after years of 
research, became convinced that there are many 
children born with certain physiological traits which 
make it difficult for them to acquire effective 
language skills — speech, reading and writing. 

These traits appear to have very little, if any, 
correlation with general intellectual ability. They 
show up in a child's difficulty in remembering 
words and word patterns; and these children are 
often much confused in the direction of letters and 
words. They read b for d, was for saw, dog for 
god, n for h etc. 

Mrs. Orton worked closely with her husband in 
his research clinic and private practice in New 
York. After his death she came to Winston-Salem 
in 1950 to organize and direct a Language Clinic 
under the department of Psychiatry of the Bow- 
man Gray School of Medicine. There she trained a 
staff of remedial teachers. 

In 1957 Mrs. Orton and several of these teachers 
started a Private Reading Center, and it is here 
that we carry on individual work in Remedial Read- 
ing every month of the year except August. 

Mrs. Orton gave me patient and intensive train- 
ing in how to teach these children, and observed 
my teaching until I felt secure. 

My stable background in Salem College's Modern 
Language courses, plus Education and Psychology 
courses and my previous teaching experience at 
Summit School, helped me tremendously to under- 
stand the Orton methods. 

How do we teach children to read? In simple 
language, by the phonetic or "sounding-out" method. 
After a diagnostic study is made to determine the 
child's reading and spelling level, and his specific 
needs, we usually start by teaching him the names, 
sounds and configurations of the individual letters 
of the alphabet, and, most important, how to blend 
them together to sound cut a syllable or word. 

The auditory, visual and motor areas are rein- 
forced simultaneously. You might think that this 
would be boring, but you should just hear the chil- 
dren and me sounding out consonants, long and 
short vowels, diagraphs (two consonants making 
one sound (wh, sh, ch, th), the vowel teams (ai, ie, 
ea, etc.) and the blends (bl, str, sp. etc.). Then 
there are the irregular vowel teams (au, oi, etc.) 
and other sounds. We really have an uproarious 

In addition we have many various teaching aids 

the phonetic games of Go Fish, Rummy and Syl- 
lable Solitaire the children adore. There are flash 
cards, sentence builders, and often the children and 
I devise our own games. We have workbooks, drill 
cards, puzzles and other interesting and fascinating 

All of our teaching is done individually. Though 
we recommend a daily lesson until the child is read- 
ing independently on his grade level, because of 
the press of too many outside activities and too 
highly organized schedules, we compromise by tak- 
ing the child for three one-hour lessons a week. The 
length of training varies from 25 or 30 lessons to 
well over 100 — depending on the seriousness of the 
disability, the child's age, motivation, etc. 

Where do our students come from? The city and 
county schools, private and parochial schools, high 
schools and colleges. The scale ranges from the 
stumbling and lost first grader to the medical stu- 
dent who can't read his text books satisfactorily. 

In between there is the high school student desir- 
ing to improve his speed and comprehension, and 
prepare for College Boards — the junior high stu- 
dent who can read well but can not organize his 
thoughts or express himself. 

We fit our course always to the student need. 

In all sincerity I can say that I find this kind of 
teaching challenging, satisfying, and rewarding — 
and it's fun too! 

Working with a confused, insecure and some- 
times emotionally oipset child and seeing day by 
day progress is most gratifying. You watch him 
discover that, with patient, understanding, trained 
help, he isn't stupid after all; that he really can 
learn to read; and a whole new world opens up 
for him. 

This wonderful experience makes you realize that 
you are helping to fulfill a real need and in a small 
way contributing to the progress of education. 

— I 6- 

Class Notes 



Mary Wommack Thomas 
July 17, 1960 


Louise Applewhite McDcniel 
Date unknown 


Charlotte Sells Coe 
August 21, 1960 


Nannie Chaires Hodges 
Summer, 1960 


Bertha Cox 
June^ 1960 


Mary V. Crutchfield 
July 25, 1960 

Annie Vest Russell 
3032 Rodman St., N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 

I am writing this in Sept. from my 
N. C. home to report that '03 girls 
are reasonably well and active in 
church and civic groups, and some 
are keenly interested in Mr. Nixon 
for President. „ , 

Bessie Hughes Wilson and son own 
and operate a bakery in Elizabeth 

Susie Nunn Hines had had her 53rd 
wedding anniversary, and is proud 
of her six children and five in-laws, 
all of whom are musical and active 
in church work. 

Lucy Reavis Meinung, past 80, 
cares for her lovely garden and its 
great variety of plants. 

Elizabeth Stipe Hester has been an 
officer and attended meetings of 
Federated Music Clubs in Brevard 
for 12 years. 

Lelia Vest Russell recently at- 
tended a Spiritual Life Retreat at 
Pfeiffer College. She devotes her life 
to chui'ch and missions and community 
work with children. 

Mary Wood Means wrote of Euro- 
pean travels of her daughter-in-law 
and the 12-year-old grandson. Our 
get-well wishes to her brother, Gen- 
eral Wood, who has been a friend 
to our class. 

Do write me news of ycurself. I 
travelled into my 47th state in June 
and got a thrill wading across the 
Mississippi River near its source in 
Lake Itaska Park, Minn. And some- 
thing wonderful happened on Aug. 
5th when I became grandmother of 
James M. Russell, Jr. 

(Mrs. Charles M.) 
100 Sherwood Forest Rd. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

It has been great hearing from so 
many of you recently. 

While in Orange, N. J. in May, I 
had a phone visit with Julia Barnard 
Hurlburt and a card since says she 
and Allen are well, tho' "slowed 
down". They enjoy children and 
grandchildren — as do so many of us ! 

Fan Powers Smith is moving to 
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, only 20 miles 

from her daughter Jess and family. 
How happy for her to be near those 

Emma Foust Scott wrote glowingly 
of her summer. Aug'ust in Henderson- 
ville, where Dr. Scott supplied at 
the Presbyterian Church — they could 
run to Montreat to see their Texas 
children and daughter from Atlanta 
and her family. In Sept. and Oct. 
they are in Montgomery and Gadsden, 
Ala. where Dr. S. will supply 
churches. They have lived in Gadsden 
and are happy to be there for the 
church's Centennial Celebration and 
to see many friends in both places. 

Glenn McDonald Roberts is forever 
tripping. Has just returned from 
Montreat and Danville; has been 
with her children and seen many 
friends. She says: "Every time a 
car horn blows I'm ready to travel — 
but I'm really an ailing old woman!" 

Mary Culpepper Foreman enjoys 
her air-conditioning so much, she 
passed up her Nags Head cottage. 
She is saddened by illness of friends 
and relatives. Mary promised to come 
to see me when Roscoe comes this 
way to important meetings. Said she'd 
love to see all you girls. 

Now — Liza Knox Winters — who 
says she'll never reach retirement 
age! As chairman of religions educa- 
tion in her church, she is planning a 
study program for the year on com- 
parative religions; also entertaining 
her book club soon, and inbetween 
freezing fruits and vegatables from 
Rhett's fine garden. Her 8th and 9th 
grandchildren are due this fall. 

Lil Parish Sizemore is thrilled to 
have her only granddaughter at 
Salem Academy. She has four fine 
grandsons too. Lil summered in the 
N. C. mountains. 

Mary Watlington Robertson called 
me when visiting her sister here. She 
was enthusiastic about her summer 
trip to Europe, and especially enjoyed 
Scandinavia and Scotland. 

Ruth Crist Blackwell has com- 
muted between Roaring Gap and 
Winston. She has been helping her 
grandson with German and may take 
a refresher course herself. Her bril- 
liant granddaughter, Kate, has been 

ill, but hopes to return to Wellesley 

Florence Stockton Masten has been 
distressed by the illness of her broth- 
er and sister. We wish for them both 
speedy recoveries. 

Emma Greider Yeatman has been 
in Winston since June. She and sister 
Harriet visited Bethlehem, Pa., to 
which Emma had not returned in 30 
years. Later she had a mild hospi- 
talization here, but is fine again, and 
returns to Florida in Oct. I enjoyed 
a visit with her recently. 

Harriet Barr had a joyous three 
weeks with relatives in Jacksonville 
and Atlanta. Before and after she 
has been submerged in the fabulous 
canning program of products grown 
at the Children's Home. She is young 
and gay — as are some of the rest of 
our '04s. 

Happy Christmas to you all. 

0— « Mary Louise Grunert 
S 612 S. Poplar St. 
O' Winston-Salem, N. C. 

This is "reunion in print". 

Annie Bennett Glenn offered to 
entertain classmates, but only Minnie 
Blum, Gertrude Tesh Pearce and I 
attended our 55th reunion in May. 

Myrtle Deane Stultz spends sum- 
mers at the beach . . . Sympathy to 
Stella Farrow Paschal in the recent 
death of her husband and sister . . . 
Mittie Ferryman Gaither has been 
confined to home and must slow up 
her activities . . . Nannie Robertson 
Thomas has arthritis and cares for 
an invalid half-sister . . . Esther 
White Sterling, who had an accident 
some years ago, uses crutches and 
lives with her daughter in Walker- 
town . . . Mary Liles was unable to 
come from Wadesboro . . . and Lula 
McEachern was attending the grad- 
uation of a niece . . . Esther Hamp- 
ton Haberkern was away visiting 
children and grandchildren . . . Lil- 
lian Johnson Sebring still has music 
pupils. Her husband had a heart at- 
tack last fall. 

Annie Sue LeGrand was out of 
town in May, but had letters from 
the following: 

Ora Hunter Armstrong's husband 
wrote of Ora's death on Nov. 29, 

21 — 

1959 in Austin, Texas. They had been 
married for 51 years. 

Margery Wilson Brown's blood 
pressure kept her in Sarasota. Sum- 
mers are spent with her daughter in 
Wilmington, Dela. She sent love to 
'05 and said: "I did enjoy Esther 
and Annie Bennett so much that last 
time I went to Salem". 

Mamie Fulp Lewis wrote: "I shall 
be in Europe in May and not return 
until July. In 1959 I visited our 
National Parks, Canada and Hawai- 
ian Islands. The latter reminded me 
of my long residence in the Philip- 
pines. I enjoy living in New York, 
as there is much for a lone widow to 
do, but it is always good to return 
to Winston-Salem, which I do fre- 

Annie Sue's letter to Bess Gold 
Clark was returned. Who knows her 

Martha Poindexter 
P. O. Box 2223 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Dr. Margaret Hopkins Bauer re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Education from Bryant College of 
Business Administration in Provi- 
dence, R. I., in J«ne. Margaret is 
dean of Calvin Coolidge College and 
Portia Law School in Boston. 


Our sympathy to Lucy Dunkley 
Woolwine and her five daughters in 
the death of husband and father, 
Rufus E. Woolwine, on May 14 in 
Stuart, Va. 

Mary P. Oliver 
Route #2, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mary Howe Farrow spent June in 
Conn, and New York with her son's 
family. She reports a wonderful trip. 
She also attended a conference at 
Ridgecrest, N. C. in July. 

Maude Carmichael Williamson 
spent part of her vacation at Juna- 
luska and Cherokee Indian Reserva- 
tion. Maude is still employed at Mc- 
Phails' Gift Shop in Winston-Salem. 

Nag's Head was the spot chosen 
by Edith Womble and Louise Clark 
for vacation, this summer. Louise's 
granddaiughter Rena Clark is to be 
married in October. A note from 
Bertie Langley Cash says her mother 
has been ill, but is better at present 

Elizabeth Hill Bahson 
( Mrs. Agnew ) 
702 W. Fifth St., 
Winston-Salem N. C. 

50th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

A committee is writing all class- 
mates to come to Salem in June, and 
asking for resume from each of the 
past 50 years. 

Louise Montgomery Nading re- 
plied: "The years have gone by so 
fast, bringing many blessings, some 
sorrows, but much happiness. I have 
7 children; 3 daughters and 4 sons. 

all married; and 16 grandchildren. 
Two daughters and a daughter-in-law 
are Salem graduates, and two grand- 
daughters are now in the Academy. 

"I was the first bride and mother, 
and, I think, grandmother, and would 
like to be the class' Great-grandmoth- 
er! I celebrated my 42nd wedding 
anniversary. My husband died five 
years ago. 

"My 8 years at Salem are precious 
memories — four at the Academy, four 
at the College. My heart is full of 
gratitude, appreciation and love for 
this dear place. I am looking forward 
to seeing my classmates." 

Elsa Haury (213 S. Ohio St., 
Wichita 18, Kansas) is still teaching, 
tho' on semi-retirement basis. She 
doubts that she can come to Salem 
in June. 


Mildred Harris Fuller 
(Mrs. E. E.) 
104 Rectory St. 
Oxford, N. C. 

Julia West Montgomery wrote of a 
visit in Richmond with her daughter 
and the two grandson, Bruce, 8, and 
John, 3. The boys are a source of 
great joy, and those of us who have 
grandchildren can well appreciate 
Julia's enthusiasm. 

Anne Sorsby said: "I am still do- 
ing secretarial work for a law firm 
in Rocky Mount, on a semi-retired 
basis. Had a delightful trip to the 
Gaspe in Canada and New England." 

Virginia Stiles Hunter leads a 
busy life and says time goes by too 
quickly. She and her husband vaca- 
tioned at White Sulphur Springs. 

News from the rest of you is re- 
q'uested before January 1st deadline 


Margaret Blair McCuiston 
( Mrs. Robert A. ) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Blanche Cox Walker writes, "I am 
still librarian in the Asheboro Public 
Library, after 25 years. My two 
children are: James O. Walker, Jr., 
in Washington, and Marilyn, who is 
in Chapel Hill. 

My sister. Bertha Cox, Class of 
'16, died in June, after five weeks' 
illness, with cancer." 

We extend sympathy to Blanche 
in the loss of her sister. We all re- 
member Bertha with pleasure and af- 
fection. She was, originally, a mem- 
ber of our class, stayed at home a 
year on account of illness, and re- 
turned to Salem to graduate with 

It was a pleasure to see "Jack" 
Grant Harris in Salem at Easter, 
and good to hear from her as follows : 
"Since retirement from teaching a 
year ago, I've spent the time quietly 
and lazily at home with the excep- 
tion of an occasional jaunt to Niagara 
Falls, where my elder son lives. He 
and his wife and my one-and-only 
grandchild visited me recently. That 
grandchild is a five year old little 
girl 'outstandingly beautiful and 

precocious and of superior intellect' 
(in her doting grandmothers' judg- 
ment) . 

"My younger son is in Knoxville. 
He's a Physicist, has some classes in 
the graduate school at U.T., and is 
a consultant at Oak Ridge. 

"Our visit to Salem at Easter was 
perfect. Edith Vogler was wonderful 
to us. Being with her and Fannie 
Blow was one of the best parts of 
the trip. 

"Olive Rogers Pope and I drove 
over to Kentucky recently and took 
in some of the out-door pageants. 
"I always read the Salem Bulletin 
from cover to cover, hoping for 
familiar names." 

For many years, Gladys Yelverton 
Julian was Principal of R. L. Hope 
School in Atlanta. She says, "After 
retiring, I traveled with Mr. Julian 
in the United States and Cuba. I re- 
call that Mr. Julian talked to our cab 
driver in Havana about the small 
army in Cuba. He replied, 'Cuba 
doesn't need an army. The United 
States will take care of us." 

I lost my husband seven years ago, 
and since then I have been living in 
St. Petersburg. I live alone, but have 
my own home, with fruit trees and 
flowers. Tonight, Florida jasmine is 
sending a wonderful odor into my 

Agnes V. Dodson 
363 Stratford Road, 
Winston-Salem. N. C. 

45th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Olivia Miller and mother moved to 
Jacksonville, Fla. (2341 St. Johns 
Ave., Apt. 2) in July, when the 
Atlantic Coastline offices were con- 
solidated there. 

The new Music and Fine Arts 
Building at Davidson College has 
been named for former president, 
John R. Cunningham, husband of 
Ruble Ray. 

-M a— Betsy Bailey Eames 

I V/ (Mrs. Richard D.) 

JL / Laurelbush Hollow 

Route 3, Bel Air, Maryland 

Dear "You-All": 

Once more, I have flopped as a re- 
porter. This time the excuse is a 
move from Connecticut to a little, 
ancient, white farmhouse in Mary- 
land, which we are enjoying "Fixing 
Up". The location, in a miniature 
valley, is a lovely one, and a brook 
meanders through the yard. With 
good friends nearby — and new ones 
who may become good friends — it is 
truly a pleasant way-of-life. If the 
little house proves as warm and com- 
fortable in the winter as it has been 
cool and comfortable this summer, we 
shall hope to live here the rest of our 

Please let me hear from all of you 
before Christmas, so that I may get 
back in the groove with a real report 
for the next Bulletin. If you don't 


Lelia Graham will probably fire me 
as your reporter! 

Thelma Neal Butler teaches French 
at Thornwood, a new private day 
school in Rome, Ga. 

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Marie Crist Blackwood 
Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 
116 Briarcliff Road 

Greensboro, N. C. 

I changed method of getting news 
this time. I wrote to Evelyn Allen 
Trafton, Alma Bizzell, Lillian Blue 
McEachern, Sue Campbell Watts, 
Edith Bryson Franklin and Mary 

I received a call from Edith and 
we talked for 15 minutes. It was so 
good to hear her voice. She loves her 
work with the Welfare Department 
in Statesville. She has three children 
and four grandchildren. Her daught- 
er lives in Ohio, one son lives near 
Mt. Airy, and another son in David- 
son County. She has promised a week- 
end visit with me and I shall call 
the girls who live nearby for a "get 

Sue Campbell Watts wrote: "I 
teach math and Latin in Taylorsville. 
My husband resigned as pastor in 
1956 to become missionary for Alex- 
ander Baptist Association. His work 
with 22 churches keeps him busy, but 
he enjoys it. As we near retiring age, 
we seem to be busier than ever. I 
enjoy news of Salem and of class- 
mates, and yooi are a fine reporter 
for 1918." 

Alma Bizzell visited Salem in 
August between sessions at East 
Carolina College in Greenville, where 
she looks after some 1000 women stu- 

Evelyn Trafton enjoyed a visit 
from a niece, who lives in Tokyo, 
with her foreign correspondent hus- 
band. Her sister Blanche, 15, had a 
trip to Hawaii. Evelyn has returned 
to golf after ten years. 

My husWnd and I had a week's 
visit to the Outer Banks in mid sum- 
mer. We were so interested in Ocro- 
coke, Buxton, Hatteras and Roanoke 

Hope to have more news next time. 

Mary Hunter Deans Hackney 
(Mrs. John N.) 
P.O. Box 1476 
Wilson, N.C. 

Margaret Brietz, who does social 
work in Montgomery, Ala., vacationed 
in W-S. 

Nettie Cornish Deal helps her 
minister-husband in Washington, D. 
C. They plan a trip to the Holy 
Land in 1961. 

Mac Davis McGregor's son Sam 
works in Roanoke Rapids. Her 
daughter Eleanor is at Johns Hop- 
kins working on Ph.D. ; son Davis, in 
Forestry Service, has given her two 
grandchildren, but keeps them out of 
reach in Florida! She wrote: "At my 
age I had to get a Social Security 
number to work as nurse at Camp 

Pinnacle this summer. Can you beat 
that! S.S. means only Sunday School 
to me." 

Delia Dodson Crowell says: "Still 
teaching math in Roxboro High 
School. Our only child. Bill, graduated 
from State, was in the Air Force 4 
years, and is now with Springs Mills 
in S. C. 

Margie Hastings Pratt's son is a 
junior at Wake Forest and plays the 
drums in a dance band. Margie en- 
joys club and civic work, and husband 
Carl loves golf and gardening. 

Mary Lancaster Broaddus teaches 
4th grade in Lakeland, Fla. She and 
Dick were in Beaufort, N. C. this 
summer, then went to Union, S. C. 
to see two "super-duper" grandsons 
and daughter Peggy Douglas, '48. 
Some time ago Mary visited Gladys 
Richard Markert in Decatur, Ga., 
and saw her children and grand- 

In Bennettsville, S. C. Martha Mc- 
Kellar Reynolds teaches 3rd grade 
and keeps in touch with children she 
has taught through the years. She 
sends best wishes to all of us. 

Le Graham Marsh's vacation began 
with a stop in Richmond to see Eunice 
Hunt Swasey's new house and to take 
Eunice on to Connecticut (where they 
picked up Marjorie Hunt Shapleigh, 
'24) and went to Nantucket. When 
Hunt sisters left, Le visited friends 
on Cape Cod and in New Hampshire. 
Mag Newland was at Smith Col- 
lege in June learning new methods 
of the accelerated program for bright 
pupils. In August she and Dr. Barton 
enjoyed New York together. Dr. 
Barton, who retired this year as head 
of math department at WC UNC, 
continues in Greensboro, where she 
built a home some years ago. Mag is 
teaching in Charlotte, and has a new 
address: 1301 Queens Road. 

Another teacher, Marjorie Davis 
Armstrong, may have one of our 
Hackney grandsons as a pupil. Mar- 
jorie, Doris Cozart Sehaum, Maggie 
May Thompson Stockton and I had 
a gab-fest in July when the Stocktons 
spent the night with us enroute to 
Nag's Head for a week with Marion 
Hines Robbins and Marvin. The Rob- 
bins' daughter was married in May 
to Lt. Edward Blackburn of the Air 
Force. They are stationed in Pensa- 
cola and her letters indicate that 
she has traded the piano keys for 
house-keeping instruments. The 
Stocktons keep young and enthusias- 
tic about all their activities and their 
seven grandchildren. 

Ruth Shore is on leave from teach- 
ing in Winston-Salem to care for her 
father, 98 years young! We have 
missed seeing Ruth at Salem on re- 
cent visits. 

Emily Vaughan Kapp can be seen 
— "showing visitors from all over the 
world around historic Old Salem and 
explaining that even if we do have a 
brass band at our funerals, and eat 

buns and drink coffee in church- 
there is nothing queer about the 
Moravians!" (No wonder her inter- 
ests have strayed from 1919 to 1766.) 

Virginia Wiggins Horton (our 
"adopted member") says that son 
Hamilton is practicing law in W-S, 
and daughter "Getsy", her doctor- 
husband and four children under 
seven, are living in Greenville, N. C, 
so Virginia has good excuse to travel 

A card from Margaret Womack 
Sloan was greatly appreciated. Her 
husband died many years ago, and 
since she had no ties, she travels a 
lot. Before marriage, she taught 
school in Reidsville (still her home 
town) and was manager of the Re- 
employment office there. She sends 
regard to all. 

One night in July we were invited 
to a neighborhood "Fair" gotten up 
by a dozen youngsters to get nickles 
for their "benefit". On arriving — to 
my amazement Doris Cozart was 
throwing balls at a bucket (54^ a 
throw) and she won a prize — a stick 
of chewing gum ! Three of her grand- 
children and two of ours made 7B4 
apiece! So — even tho' we may look 
longingly at the rocking chair, we are 
up and doing and don't dare get in 
it— yet! 

Love to one and all — and keep your 
news coming to Mary Hunter. 

No active class officers, hence no 
news except: 

Nancy Patterson Edwards visited 
Salem in Sept., and Lelia Graham 
reports she is as radiant and charm- 
ing as ever. She and George had been 
to California to see their youngest 
son, John, who is in the Army. He 
plans to take a Ph.D. in psychology 
later. His first child is due in Dec. 

Dr. George, their second son, is an 
orthopedic surgeon. He has 2 girls 
and a boy, one is named Nancy. His 
family is in Gastonia for a year of 
residency at the Orthopedic Hospital 
. . . Ryland, the eldest son, is an 
architect in Rocky Mount, and has 
four children. 

2. Elva M. Templeton 
H 202 S. Academy St. 

JL Gary. N. C. 

40th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Louise Boswell Smith, of Short 
Hills, N. J., reports a son and a 
daughter and 5 grandchildren. She 
and her husband are glad to be back 
in Jersey after living in Chicago and 
Indianapolis for 12 years. 

Frances Buckner stopped teaching 
some 15 years ago and lives in Clio, 
S. C. 

Dr. Catherine Cross Gray received 
her M.D. in 1925, and has practiced 
in Bridgeville, Dela. since 1931. 

Alice David Hames has taught 
first grade in Cliffside, N. C. since 

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•-'-'. i^y^Ti 

1926. She has been Supt. of Begin- 
ners department for 25 years, and is 
active in church and civic affairs. 

Marie Edgerton Grubb has been 
president of the Florence Crittenden 
Home Board in Toledo, and active in 
AAUW and other groups. She hopes 
to come to reunion and sends love 
to all "the girls". 

Dorothy Gregory Ives in New Bern 
is "busy hooking rugs and nursing a 
vi^ell husband" (does she mean spoil- 
ing him?) Daughter Katharine has 
two little girls in Winston, and son 
George, who married a charming 
White Russian, is in diplomatic ser- 
vice in Paraguay. Elsie Gregory has 
five grandchildren. Both sons live 
near Raleigh, so she is able to enioy 

Louise Luckenbach Weatherman has 
2 sons and 2 daughters, and 5 grand- 
daughters. She hopes to have a grand- 
son in Oct., and says teaching chil- 
dren in Bible classes is the ioy of 
my life. 

Georgia Litz Hilt has 3 boys and 
a girl. Salem asks is she living in 
Norfolk? Please confirm. 

Nell Morris Holton says "Music is 
still my first love. My husband died 
in 1950 and I try to stay busy with 
church and civic work. I have 3 

Edith Poindexter Tallon still lives 
on Rt. 1, Pfafftown, N. C. 

Mary E. Parrish is homemaker for 
retired husband. (Salem needs her 
name and address). They enjoy trav- 
eling and have two sons and 4 grand- 

Pearl Ray Long's daughter (a 
graduate of Salem Academy and 
Pinch Junior College) has given her 
a granddaughter. Her son, Davidson 
graduate, is with a bank in Sanford 

Fay Roberts Pomeroy plans to visit 
her son and family in London in 
1961, but hopes to attend reunion 
with us. 

Hallie Ross Goode and husband 
went to Canada and the West this 
summer, and visited son and the 2 
grandchildren in Charlotte before re- 
turning to Lakeland, Fla. 

Helen Streett Brown — in social 
work in Baltimore since 1925 — is 
supervisor of Public Welfare. Her 
son, Alex, graduated at Johns Hop- 
kins Univ. and is with Alex Brown & 
Sons, brokers. Her sister, Priscilla 
Streett Edgett lives near and they 
visit weekly. 

Elmore Tucker Moore has two 
grandchildren in Greenville, N. C. 

Gladys Reich Wilmoth, a piano 
teacher in W-S, visited her son in 
Sarasota this summer. She has four 

Sarah Watt Stokes wrote: "My 
husband was a delegate to the Demo- 
cratic Convention, and my daughter 
and I also attended, as her husband 
was a delegate from Alabama." 

Ruth Parlier Long says: "Both my 
children live on the same street near 
me in Durham. I do volunteer hospi- 
tal work. Am looking forward to re- 

Ted Wolff Wilson is always busy. 
Some of her current jobs are: di- 
dector on Salem Academy Alumnae 
Ass., on boards of Civic Music, Wo- 
man's Club and AAUW in Raleigh. 
She has one son and a grandson; and 
is on a trip to Cailf. and Oregon un- 
til October. -. 

Your Correspondent Elva Temple- 
ton appreciates your responses. It 
has been thrilling getting messages 
from you, and my thanks for the 
personal notes also. Let me hear from 
the rest of you before January — to 
give your news in the next BULLE- 
TIN. I am trying to enjoy retirement 
by doing things for others. Am past 
matron of our chapter of the Order 
of Eastern Star, which is named for 
my mother. Maidie Beckerdite Walton 
and Dr. W., who now live near 
Raleigh, came to see me one evening, 
but I was so overcome with delight 
that I failed to get information re- 
garding her family. 

Edith Hanes Smith 
J (Mrs. Albert B.) 
f Box 327, 

Jonesboro, Ga 

Julia Bethea Nanny is recovering 
nicely from an operation during the 

Rosa James had a delightful trip 
to the Canadian Rockies with sister 
Ruth in July. 

Estelle McCanless Haupert, Ray, 
Tom and Steve had another camping 
trip in the West. She wrote of Car- 
lsbad Caverns, Disneyland, Sequoia 
National Park, Mt. Coeur d'Alene in 
Idaho — where son Peter mans a fire 
tower and lives in it with his wife 
Joan — Yellowstone Park and home. 

Agnes Pfohl Eller and Ernest vaca- 
tion in February and last year went 
to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, 
and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Their 
second son, John, had an interesting 
surnmer in amphibious aircraft and 
anti-submarine training before his 
month's vacation from the Naval Aca- 
demy. Her granddaughter is now 
seventeen months old. 

Bright McKemie Johnson and Frank 
spent August in Hawaii. 

Mabel Pollock Law will have a 
second grandchild in November. She 
teaches third grade in Kinston. 

Dorothy Kirk Dunn and Brenner 
visited son Elmer and family in July, 
helping them move into a lovely new 
home in Falls Church, Virginia. 
Daughter Dorothy Clay continues to 
win golf trophies in Atlanta. Edith 
Hanes Smith and Albert stopped by 
their delightful summer home in 
Mountain City, Georgia, in July. 

Eliza Gaston Moore Pollard' and 
Welford dropped in on Harriet Uzzle 
Stretcher in August and to quote — 
"Harriet's curly grey hair was piled 

atop her head in a French twist and 
was most becoming as well as lovely. 
Her dancing blue eyes, complexion, 
voice, and figure are just as in Salem 
days." Eliza and Welford flew in Sep- 
tember to Menlo Park, California to 
visit Eliza Gaston, (Jr.), who is do- 
ing research on the plastics used in 
the Polaris undersea missile. Larry 
and his wife in their eight years of 
marriage have both received M. D.'s 
from Duke and had five sons. He is 
chief of medicine at Maxwell Air 
Force Base in Alabama. 

Bessie Pfohl Campbell entertained 
the Campbell clan including four 
grandchildren and her parents in 
June. In August she and Mr. Camp- 
bell were hosts to two British families 
attending the meeting of the Ameri- 
can Bar and the British Bar, and, in 
the hot weather, converted them from 
hot tea to the iced kind. Their boys 
are in college, and Bessie is busy 
with civic interests. The latest being 
the Arlington County School Board, 
a reappointment to a place she filled 
in the early fifties. She continues to 
serve as president of the Greater 
Washington Educational Television 
Association, a group which plans to 
have its own broadcasting station by 

Remember — Our next reunion is in 

Elizabeth Parker Roberts 
=* (Mrs. B. W.) 
5 1603 W. Pettigrew St. 

Durham, N. C. 

Lou Woodard Fike's daughter Lle- 
wellyn is a freshman at Converse. 
Louise, Jr. has received her Master's 
in education from East Carolina Col- 
lege and taught in Wilson high school 
at the same time. 

Elizabeth Roop Bohlken (Mrs. W. 
D.) meant to be with us in May but 
fell while in Washington at the D.A.R. 
Congress and broke her arm and was 
in a cast until the end of June. Eliza- 
beth is D.A.R. state chairman for 

Jane Kestler and her husband, Dr. 
Victor E. Bell were listed as patrons 
for the 1960 Debutante Ball in Ral- 
eigh in September. 

My son Ben is in Cookville, Tenn. 
with the General Telephone Company 
of the Southeast, and Surry is a 
junior at UNC in nearby Chapel Hill. 

35th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Salem is concerned at the lack of 
organization and interest shown by 
the Class, and hopes that Reunion 
will spur members to action and res- 
ponse before June. 

At 1951 reunion, Janice Warner 
Davidson was elected president, suc- 
ceeding Helen Griffin King, who was 
chosen president in 1926. Lillian Ben- 
nett who served faithfully as Fund 
Agent, says she must take this year 
off, hence a replacement is needed 

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who will serve on a committee for Re- 
fer '60-61. Who will volunteer? Also, 

Salem believes that from the 38 
living grad'uates, there are ten who 
will offer to reactivate this fine class. 
Please write the Alumnae Secretary 
immediately that you will be one of 


From Letitia Currie came the sad 
news of the death of Charlotte Sells 
Coe on August 21, after a long illness. 
She was buried in Arlington Ceme- 
tery. Survivors are her husband. Vice 
Admiral Frederick Coe, retired; a 
son, Charles, also of Arlington, Va. ; 
a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Coe Jack- 
son, of Cambridge, Mass.; her mother, 
Mrs. S. R. Coe of Johnson City, 
Tenn.; and a brother and sister. 

Letitia and Miss Hazel Read visited 
Salem in Aug., but could locate only 
Mr. Snavely in the Book Store. Tish 
is teaching in a new school, 10 miles 
from Davidson, "the John McKnitt 
Alexander Junior High School is a 
beauty, but the name — tho' patriotic, 
strikes me as a trifle difficult to fit 
into basketball yells." 

Athena Blake Hanbury 
(Mrs. Fred H., Jr.) 
R.F.D. #2, Box 409 
Farmville, Va. 

Our new home and Kennel take 
all my time so I have little to report 
except that the Dog Show Circuit 
starts in the South Sept.; so, if you 
don't want to have anything but Dog 
News in the next issue, you'd better 
send me some "human" news ! 

Mary Neal Wilkins Jackson writes 
that her daughter, Judy, worked at 
Altman's in New York last summer 
and is going to Duke this fall. 
Sammy, her son, was Water Instruc- 
tor at Eastover, Lenox, Mass. He is 
transferring to UNC in September 
to prepare for medicine. Mary Neal 
may take an apartment in Chapel 
Hill this winter. 

May I .slip this in? My champion 
Golden Scoop's Cisco Kid now has 12 
best of breeds and several group 
placings and he is not of a popular 
breed show wise. 

Ernestine Thies 
325 Hermitage Road 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 

30th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Edith Kirkland says: 
Reveille, Classmates ! 
Lelia Graham Marsh tells me not a 
single news item has come from '31 
for the Fall Bulletin. "Impossible," 
sez I. "Sad, but true," sez she. "But 
we're having our 30th reunion in 
June," I replied. "Right you are," 
she admitted, "but perhaps your class- 
mates have 'folded up' under the 
weight of years, families, .jobs, and 
what not." "Impossible," chided I, "not 
a hardier bunch of Salemites ever 
passed through these portals than 
our gals of '31-."- "Prove it," sez 

Doubting Thomas Marsh. "I will," I 
replied in quiet dignity as I tripped 
over the doorsill of the Alumnae Of- 
fice (drat these trifocals!). 

Well, it's up to you to prove me 
right or wrong. Are we prominent 
Salem alumnae or are we just a bunch 
of cute little ships that passed in the 
night? I contend that the years we 
worked, played, fussed, laughed, and 
grew together here are still too much 
a part of our lives ever to be for- 
gotten. Whatever we are now, Salem 
still wants and needs us. Let Corres- 
pondent Ernestine hear from you and 
this is one of your classmates who 
expects to SEE you on June 3 at 

Millicent McKeithen's son. Ward, 
received commission as 2nd lieutenant 
in US Army along with his diploma 
at Davidson last June. 

A July letter from Grace Martin 
Brandauer in Indonesia told of 12 
fine young natives graduating from 
their Theological Seminary, and of 
the Feb. arrival of a granddaughter, 
born to their son and wife in New 
Haven, Conn. 


Doris Kimel 

215 Westover Terrace 

Greensboro. N. C. 

Note the change of address. I've 
recently given up my work with the 
North Carolina State Department of 
Public Instruction. The time had 
come for me to settle down and con- 
solidate the fine experiences that have 
been mine during the past ten years. 
August 15 I moved to Greensboro and 
began my work as music supervisor 
of the Guilford County Schools. 

I had looked forward to seeing 
Grace Brown Frizzelle before I left 
Raleigh, but as usual I was on the 
run. Grace lives at 204 Park Drive, 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Daisy Litz St. Clair's husband died 
last March. We extend our sympathy 
to her and her family. 

Dorothy Heidenreich, '33 flew up 
from Rome, Georgia to attend John 
Thaeler's graduation at Duke and 
spent the week-end with me. 

Tracing Alice Philpott (who was 
widowed in 1957) brought this news: 
"I am living in Rocky Mount, Va. 
"Jack" Price (F.M.D. Price) and I 
were married last December. This has 
always been his home. I miss Lum- 
berton friends, having lived there 20 
years, but it is also nice to be back 
home. Would love to see any of you 
— should you come this way." 

Julia Pendergraft Graves' daughter 
was married in August to Rex R. 
Mull, a lawyer in Bakersfield, Calif. 

3__, Courtlandt Preston Creech 
S (Mrs. John S.) 
O' 2830 Forest Drive 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Still coasting on the news gathered 
before and during our reunion. Those 
present told "all", and those absent 

wrote more than could print in the 
summer issue. 

J'ulia Hicks Ade, (Mrs. Raymond) 
wrote about her 6 children; "Our 
eldest, Sandra, married last summer. 
She and her husband are having a 
wonderful year in Germany (Army). 
Two of our sons are in Florida South- 
ern at Lakeland (Ray, jr. and Bill). 
Ray, Jr. married in August and con- 
tinues his education. Tim and John 
are in high school in Winnetka. Julie 
(our baby) is in the 6th grade. Ray 
and I are taking it easy and waiting 
for grandchildren to start rolling in!" 

That's the most news in one para- 
graph we've ever received. Julia, we're 
proud of you! 

Another we hadn't heard of in a 
long time has big accomplishments to 
her credit. Lib Hatch, formerly of 
Charlotte, spent 15 years with Car- 
son, Pirie and Scott in Chicago, and 
according to a letter from her mother, 
she was "Personnel Director, and 
voted Business Woman of the Year in 
Chicago in 1959." She has i-esigned 
from the job and is resting before 
accepting another. That's as wonder- 
ful a business record as Julia's is in 
"good house-keeping." 

Martha Binder Coleman is assist- 
ant principal of Savannah High 
School in Georgia, one of the largest 
in the southeast. She finished her 
master's at the University of Virgi- 
nia in '56, and was working on her 
doctorate during the summer. She 
has been initiated into Kappa Delta 
Pi — honor society in education. 
Martha has two children. 

Dorothy Moore Sponcler (Mrs. 
Maurice M.) is Minister of Music at 
Central Baptist Church in Newnan, 
Georgia. Her son, Maurice is at Wake 
Forest this year. Her daughter, a 
freshman in high school, is eyeing 

Nancy Pope McAllister Jennings 
(Mrs. Neil), worked with the Census 
Bureau in Greensboro in the spring. 
She attended reunion with Caro Mc- 
Neil Pugh, of Washington, D. C. 
Mary Louise Puller Berkley, of Virgi- 
nia Beach, wished she could have 
joined them. Her husband is rector 
of Galilee Episcopal Church. She 
leads an adult discussion group and 
is on the Board of the Mental Health 
Asson. Her daughter, Mary, is ready 
for college this fall. 

Mildred K r i t e s Davis teaches 
school in Winston-Salem and has 
two sons, aged 5 and 8. 

Caudia Foy Taylor, Jane Williams 
White, and Rachel Carroll Hines 
continued reunion this summer at 
Wrightsville Beach, and in Wilming- 

Margaret Flynt Crutchfield (Mrs. 
Conrad), of Kernersville, wrote of 
her daughter, Janet's, graduation 
from Wake Forest and Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine this summer. 

Margaret McLean Shepherd (Mrs. 
Scott) of Lumberton, has had a busy 

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summer. Daughter Lee, a student at 
Agnes Scott College, made her debut 
in Charlotte, in June, and was pre- 
sented at the Debutante Ball in 
Raleigh in September. 

ViEOiNiA Garner Sherrill 
(Mrs. F. W.) 
2620 Forest Dr. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

25th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Data needed on every one of you 
for Quarter-Century Report. Write 
to me and to President Adelade Trot- 
ter Reece in Morganton, N. C, and 
plan to come to Salem in June. 

Margaret Schwarz's husband. Dr. 
Edwin W. Kortz, was robed with 
Doctor of Divinity hood by the Rev. 
John W. Fulton, husband of Arnice 
Topp, '37, in June. Moravian College 
gave the degree. 

Martha McNair Tornow 
(Mrs. W. H.) 
313 Prince St., 
Laurinburs, N. C. 

Virginia Bruce Davis Bradley's 
daughter, Betty Bruce, was married 
this summer. Bruce and Mick are 
building in Durham, where they will 
move in the fall. Son Mickey is at 
Riverside Military Academy, so only 
Davis and Sue Lewis are at home. 
Welcome to N. C, Bruce. 

Virginia Plynt Hilson and Ed had 
a wonderful three weeks in Cannes, 
France, and four days in Paris, 
where Virginia enjoyed shopping. 

Virginia Foy Hoffman lives in Ft. 
Pierce, Florida. Her husband is Resi- 
dent Engineer with S. Florida Flood 
Control of U. S. Corps of Engineers. 
She resumes substitute teaching this 
fall. Her daughter Foy is 14. 

Josephine Hutchison Fitts' daught- 
er Agnes entered Randolph-Macon 
this fall. Her son Burton broke both 
wrists in the spring, so they were all 
kept busy waiting on him. 

Edith McLean Barden and her four 
attractive children were at Montreat 
in the summer. Edith is busy with 
choir work. Sympathy to her on the 
death of her mother in the spring. 

Margaret Ricks Clay's older son 
finishes high school this year, and 
her other son will be in the 5th grade. 
Husband Hill is in Insurance in Wins- 
ton-Salem. They enjoyed a visit from 
two foreign high school students this 

Jessie Skinner Gaither wrote: "I 
moved to Elizabeth City in 1957. My 
son Jess, 15, is in 10th grade, and 
daughter Julia, 10%, in 5th grade. 
I work with PTA, hospital auxiliary, 
teach Sunday School and am starting 
a 2-year term as president of the 
Music Club. This last will really keep 
me busy, as I am on the State Board 

Mary Thomas Foster's Anne is en- 
rolled at Agnes Scott. Sorry Mary's 
July visit to Montreat didn't coin- 
cide with mine. 

Frances Turnage Stillman and 
daughter Judy visited the Tornows at 

Montreat. Judy and my Jane Ellen 
became real buddies. We enjoyed golf, 
gossip, and food. Frances hasn't 
changed in 25 years, except to become 
trimmer and younger. 

Frances Watlington Wilson spent 
part of the vidnter in bed nursing a 
slipped disk. In the summer, she sang 
at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in 
Greensboro. Daughter Fran is in the 
8th grade, and enjoying piano les- 

Yoiur correspondent enjoyed a cool 
summer at Montreat. Son McNair 
is a high school junior (president of 
his class). Jane Ellen in the 7th 
grade, and Elizabeth, 3, is at home 
with her folks. 


Marvel Campbell Shore 
(Mrs. A. T.) 
4002 Dogwood Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

20th Reunion— June 3, 1961 

Madeleine Hayes Gardner and hus- 
band are in Uganda, N. E. Africa, 
for 1960-61. Dr. Randy is an ex- 
change professor at the University 
of East Africa. Their son is in board- 
ing school (ninth grade) in Nairobi, 
Kenya; their girls are with Made- 
leine and Randy. Know this will be a 
wonderful experience for the whole 
Gardner family. 

Let's ALL make plans to attend 
our twentieth reunion in June! Re- 
member it comes only once in a life 
time! Enjoyed seeing Margaret Hol- 
brook Dancy, Nell Kerns Wagoner, 
and Lena Morris Petrie when in 
Winston this summer. 

Marian Johnson Johns wrote: "We 
tackled a real problem in buying an 
old house, which has basic charm, 
but needed loving care. We tripled 
the space we had in the other house." 
("Address needed). 


Betty Grantham Barnes 
(Mrs. Knox M. Barnes) 
2303 Rowland Ave. 
Lumberton, N. C. 

I am, still revelling in the pleasant 
memories of reunion and seeing so 
many of the girls and Salem. I hadn't 
been back to Salem in ten years. 

Mildred Garrison Cash, Paul, and 
three children stopped by to see us 
last month on their way home from 
the beach. It was a delightful sur- 
prise. I hadn't seen Mildred in fif- 
teen years and this year I have seen 
her three times ! Once at reunion, then 
at her home in Morganton, and here 
in Lumberton. 

Kathleen Phillips Richter, Ricky, 
and children come to Lumberton 
rather often from Charleston and I 
see them when they come. 

Dodie Bayley Formy-Duval. from 
Wilmington, Mary Formy-Duval Guil- 
lette, from Laurinburg, and Kathleen 
met here and spent the day with me 
early in the summer. I wi^h some of 
thp other girls were nearer and could 

No more news. Hope all is well 
with you. 

Elizabeth Willis White 
(Mrs. Eugene) 
184 W. Heflfner St., 
Delaware, Ohio 

15th Reunion — June 3, 1961 
President Lou Stack Huske, please 
line up officers and a Winston-Salem 
committee to plan Reunion. Don't de- 
lay! Salem needs a full report from 
each member, and this should be com- 
piled in April in readiness for re- 

Jane Angus White wrote in Aug.: 
"We have just moved to Norfolk, Va. 
(1354 Bailey St.). Expect to be here 
two years. This is our third time in 
Norfolk. I was hoping for foreign 
duty, but am sure we'll be happy here. 
Now that my two girls are in school, 
I may do substitute teaching." 


Eva Martin Bullock 
Westview Ct. Apt. 300B 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Time was drawing nigh for me to 
send news to Salem, so I called Mary 
Anne Linn Woodson for help. She 
cheerfully and generously wrote and 
mailed 54 postcards, with self-addres- 
sed cards attached, to all you.. If you 
did not get a card, we have your 
wrong address; so, please inform us. 
If you did get a card, we hope you 
had a reason for not replying and 
will let Mary Anne hear from you by 
next deadline — Jan. 1st. 

We thank these 11 for their replies: 
Mary Hunter Hackney Brame, Anne 
McGee Brown, Teau Council Cop- 
pedge, Grizzelle Etheridge Harris, 
Margaret Williams Jones, B'unny 
Bunn Lea, Coit Redfearn Liles, Hallie 
McLean Parker, Peggy Smith Sams, 
Anne Barber Strickland, and Emma 
Mitchell Wilcox. 

Mary Hunter, Wilson. First, came 
a card from Bill. "Mary Hunter is 
expecting our third child any minute. 
Will let you know if baby arrives be- 
fore Sept. 1st. We are all fine. The 
two boys are 8 and 5 and wild In- 
dians. I was at Salem when in W. S. 
last spring, talked vfith Miss Marsh 
and Margaret Vardell Sandresky. Am 
still in the music business." Then 
later Mary Anne had this letter from 
Mary Hunter — "Baby born August 
26, — a boy, Ernest Deans Brame. 
Both Coit and Annabel were expect- 
ing a baby in August but haven't 
heard from either one. Maria is liv- 
ing in Warren, Arkansas. She was 
in Wilson last winter for 3 months 
to be with her mother who is ill. I 
am so proud of Rosie — "Dr. Putzel" — 
but I never see her. Lxicy Scott 
O'Brien is here in Wilson with her 
husband who is on the tobacco mar- 
ket. Jean Moss Fleming ran into 
Lucy before she left for Louisville, 
Ky., their home. Jean changes very 
little — still beautiful — one child, 5 
years old." 

Anne Brown, Denver, Colo. "The 
Brown family is the same as usual. 
Mother visited us this spring, so we 
took most of our vacation then and 

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went sightseeing. Anne Curtis, 9 
years old, loves to hear stories of my 
Salem days. Jack is in his 18th year 
of service — retirement isn't too far 
avifay. I keep the home fires burning, 
and play bridge and golf. I miss 
Peggy Sans since she moved to 
Atlanta. I like Denver, but it isn't 
North C a r o 1 i n a . I am Assistant 
Brownie Scout Leader. 
We hope to vacation in N. C. next 

Teau, Charlotte. "Our 5th, Chris- 
topher Lewis, is 15 months old giv- 
ing 'US a 'full house — boys over girls.' 
'Tom, Patsy, and John are in school: 
ages— 10, 8, and 6. In April, 1960 we 
moved into our dream house designed 
by Harold Cooler, husband of Bett 
Barnwell, x48. (4067 Abingdon Rd., 
Charlotte 7.) Bett had a daughter, 
Lynn Louise, born in August, 1960. 
They have 2 boys — Colin, 3, and 
Jonathan, 18 months." 

Grizelle, Roanoke Rapids. "Macie, 
my oldest, begins school next week 
and is so thrilled finally to get to 
go. Both girls are overjoyed that 
Ernest (13 months) has learned to 
walk. Nancy, my 5-year-old, will be 
flower girl in Betsy Moore's (x52) 
wedding next month. Since we moved 
here I see no Salemites. We do like 
living here but I miss seeing Allene 
Taylor Morton." 

Margaret, Sylva. "I caught up on 
Salem news with Virtie in May, when 
I attended the N. C. Technologists 
Convention. My husband, Distributive 
Education Instructor in Waynesville, 
and I live on top of a mountain near 
a brand new school, which will be 
most convenient for Eddie, 10; Bobby, 
8; (Cherry, 3; and David, 6 months. 
Have only contacted one Salemite in 
Waynesville this year — Harriet Uzzle 
Stretcher '23." 

Bunny, Rocky Mount. "No personal 
news and excitement with the Leas. 
But we had a brief burst of glory in 
July when Margaret West Paul, Doris 
Little Wilson, '46, Senora Lindsey 
Carrow, '46, Agnes Quinerly, Jean 
Griffin Fleming, '48, Nancy Barrett 
Thorp, '48, and I gathered for lunch 
and much chatter. My son, Philip, 
and I went to Danville, Va. to visit 
"Boaty" last week." 

Coit, Wadesboro. "I'm waiting for 
the birth of our baby (girl)? (to go 
with our 3 boys) the last of Sept. 
We have just finished adding 2 rooms 
and a bath so with all the additions 
going on around here, things have 
been chaotic. The twins have a che- 
mistry and physics lab in the base- 
ment and I'm expecting to join the 
Echo .satellite anytime — watch for 

Hallie, Siler City. "I'm so sorry to 
have been negligent these past few 
years but believe me, I have 5 good 
reason! Jimmy is 7%, Hallie Stewart, 
almost 5, David will be 3 in October, 
Michael is 18 months, and Edith Ann 

is 4 months. We were thrilled to have 
another girl." 

Peggy, Atlanta, Ga. "I was in the 
hospital for three months this spring 
taking some very painful treatment 
which threw the household in an up- 
roar. My three boys, Lloyd, 4, Frank, 
3, and Rob, 1, keep us in an uproar 
most of the time anyway though. We 
found a wonderful woman to live in 
and she is still with us. I hope she 
will stay forever. We love Atlanta 
and feel very much at home here." 

Anne Strickland, W. S. "No inter- 
esting news from me as I'm still try- 
ing to get over this miserable rheuma- 
tic fever. Loved seeing Mary Anne 
and Jim at the beach." 

Emma, Charlotte. "Carr and I 
wished for Mary Anne when we hit 
Wilmington at the same time this 
summer. We got together on two oc- 
casions with our young ones and had 
a big time. We joined the Charlotte 
Swim Club this year and have just 
lived in the pool! The children have 
all learned to swim. Enjoy seeing 
Nancy Lutz Wood '48 there. Betsy 
enters 1st grade, Bill-2nd grade, and 
Mary-kindergarten. I'll be free for 
the first time and lost!" 

Mary Anne tells us that Rosamund 
Putzel returned in Sept. from Europe, 
where she studied at Stratford-on- 
Avon as well as doing some travel- 

I have some news about Salisbury 
Salemites gleaned from a gathering 
at Mary Anne's home in August. 
Present (beside me and Mary Anne) 
were Martha Lou Heitman Gascoigne, 
Betty Hennessee Morton, Patty Jane 
Zimmerman Seay and Kathryn Wago- 
ner Koontz, x48. Carolyn Furr was 
teaching at the time at Salisbury 
Business College, and Sophie Bowen 
Clay '48 could not come because she 
was teaching a class in Dietetics at 
the hospital. 

Martha Lou has a daughter, 4%; 
Patty has two girls; Betty has 4 chil- 
dren, all in school this year; Kathryn, 
who is organist for the Lutheran 
Church, has a son and a daughter; 
and Mary Anne has two daughters; 
During conversation, I learned the 
following: Eugene Midyette, a Salem 
coed, and wife, Nenie, are moving to 
Salisbury in Sept., when he joins a 
local architect firm; Fair Miller 
Leonard, who now has 3 children and 
lives in Cal., was in Salisbury this 
summer; and Anne Dungan Ebersole 
'48 was, also, a visitor. Our sympathy 
to Fair whose mother died in Sept. 

I visited Virtie Stroup in W. S. in 
August and she showed me Old Salem 
hospitality with lunch and a tour of 
the Restoration. All of you who have 
not visited Salem lately will have 
much to look forward to at reunion 
in 1962. 

I hope not many of you did what 
I did this past year — forgot to mail 
a gift to the Alumnae Fund — My 

check is already mailed for this year, 
is yours? 

Mary Anne relays 5 more replies: 
Sally Boswell Coffer, Henrietta Wal- 
ton McKenzie, Frances Carr Parker, 
Margaret Styers, and Joanne Swasey 

Sally, Tampa, Fla. "Just back from 
a visit in Waynesville, home in 
Roanoke, and a quick trip to New 
York with my sister. I took the 2 
young'uns to Roanoke for a visit with 
their grandparents. Clay is a 2% 
year old 'crash banger' — Cathy starts 
school this year — takes ballet, is 
musically inclined, and has hair to 
her waist. Bob flew to Charlotte to 
meet us and we had dinner with Mae 
Noble McPhail and Joe. We have 
just enlarged our house and I have 
a busy year ahead, as I am chairman 
of our Philharmonic Ball here." 

Henrietta, High Point. "Ticka came 
from Albermarle and we went to 
Winston-Salem July 31st for Lucy 
Scott's wedding to Edward J. O'Brien 
of Louisville, Ky, lunched with Betsy 
John. Mary Frances King Andrew 
joined us, as did Jean Gattis. I live 
next door to Nancy Wray White — • 
Nancy with her 3 boys and me with 
my 3— (Billy, 2, Tommy, 8, John, 4) 
stay busy ! ! Golfing, swimming, 
bridge, and the beach took up most 
of my summer. Looking forward to 
seeing everyone at our 15th Reunion 
in '62. 

Fran, Kinston. "News is mostly 
wash, iron, cook, clean, sew, etc., but 
its all fun! We finished oiur upstairs 
in May — a bedroom, bath, playroom, 
and 7 closets ! ! ! — Spent 3 weeks at 
the beach, 3 house parties, learned to 
water ski and love it. Now Sept. sees 
me off to 1st grade and numerous 
fall activities breathing down my 
back, including a Salem luncheon this 
week as I am the local president. 
Emma and family visited us at 

Margaret, W.-S. "Am back from 
a vacation "Trip to Florida. I am still 
working for Southern Bell Telephone 
Co. as a supervisor in the business 
office. Also, I am still organist at 
Fairview Moravian Church." 

Joanne, Richmond, Route 1, Va. 
"We have been in our own home since 
December. Have one boy, two dogs. 
We are settled after our years of 
army wandering. Chuck travels most 
of the state for Waymath Hearing 
Center. Edie Vance Hawkins has 
moved to 37 Hartwell Rd., West Hart- 
ford, Conn. Her doctor husband has 
gone with an insurance company 
there. They have two little girls." 

Marilyn Watson Massey 
222 Perrin Place 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 

As I start my third year as "cor- 
respondent", I look back with appre- 
ciation to most of you for answer- 
ing my cards. However, there are 
some whom my cards may not have 
reached. I hope these will write be- 

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for Xmas: Barbara Bacon Talbert, 
Betsy Boney Hinnant, Marilyn Booth 
Greene, Hazel Crenshaw Boger, 
Mary Colvard Richardson, Mary El- 
more Finley, Catherine Gregory 
Barnhart, Bettye Jean Hatley Tut- 
tle, Marilyn Markland Hancock, 
Frances Scott, Dotty Smith Ste- 
phenson, Barbara Stone Maekin Iris 
Stonestreet Herring, and Dorothy 
Wooten. I've decided not to send 
cards before the next Bulletin, re- 
lying on the above to furnish the 
news.If this column is a blank, I've 
warned you ! 

Becky Beasley Pendleton and Bill 
have a daughter, 10, and a son in 
the first grade. Bill is an Inspector 
with the State Highway Commis- 
sion in Elkin; Becky teaches piano 
and is assistant church organist. 

Sara Clark Bason and Lib Price 
Wentz are the behind the scenes 
workers in their husbands new bus- 
ness — manufacturing and selling 
Bantz Bouncers — "The Finest in 

Had lunch recently with Anne 
Dungan Ebersole, Mary Bi-yant New- 
ell and Susan Spach Welfare. Anne 
had news of Barbara Ward Hall 
whose family is now on European 
duty) and Mary Harriet White, who 
is studying and working in the li- 
brary at Emory University in Geor- 

Penny Fagan Young with hus- 
band, Cy, and daughter Dorothy, 7, 
enjoyed a Caribbean cruise last De- 
cember. Penny is President of the 
Women of the Church in their church 
in Anniston, Ala. 

About the nicest news to report 
is the June wedding of Margaret 
Fisher Scarborough to Douglas Mc- 
Iver. They live at 3217 W. Polo 
Road in Winston-Salem. Doug is 
with Reynolds Co. 

Barbara Folger Chatham writes 
of her "growing-up-fast" boys, who 
love living in the country sur- 
rounded by horses, pigs, cows, chick- 
ens, rabbits, etc." 

Had a phone visit with Sally 
Hamilton Sharpe when she was in 
Charlotte. Her family enjoyed the 
beach in June. 

Nancy Mercer Smith lives in 
Whiteville with her five children: 
three boys and two girls — including 

Jane McElroy Manning and fam- 
ily went to Los Angeles to visit her 
husband's family this summer. The 
Mannings helped form a Western 
Square Dance Club which dances 
regularly complete with costumes. 

Genevra Beaver Kelly reports: 
"Mary Genevra, born April 26, our 
first child. I'm teaching ag'ain — ele- 
mentary music supervisor in Rock- 
ingham. Spent a week at beach with 
Nancy Carlton Burchard and her 

B. J. Holleman Kelsey and her six 
children are at their permanent 
home in Long Beach, Calif., now 
that her husband is stationed at San 

Elaine McNeely Leight, John and 
their three beautiful girls came 
from Greece for the summer in N. C. 

I did take my Jamaica trip, which 
was wonderful and I am "caiTied 
away" with this speedy Jet Age. I'll 
end my column in the same vein as 
I started. Often you write about 
babies-to-be, but forget to tell me 
about them after they arrive. Even 
tho you may not have as wonderful 
news as this, please write about 
yourself and your family. 

Jeanne Duncan Gkeeab 
(Mrs. Calvin G.) 
2601 Sheffield Dr. 
Gastonia, N. C. 

Thanks to Dottie Covington Mc- 
Gehee for answering my plea for 
news — she is the only one who wrote 
to mel Dottie and John have a sec- 
ond daughter, Mary Lindsey, born 
May 31. They finished a new addi- 
tion to their house in Greensboro 
three days before the baby came. 

Tootsie Gillespie Pethel and Frank- 
lin moved to Greensboro in July. 
(813 W. Bessemer Ave.) Franklin 
is Minister of Music for the First 
Presbyterian Church and they live 
in the same apartment development 
with Peggy Watkins Wharton and 
husband. Peggy sings in Franklin's 

Boots Lambeth Glasgow and Bill 
went to the National Jaycee Conven- 
tion in St. Louis in June. Boots will 
have two television programs about 
holiday decorations this fall. 

Lee Hart Huflines went with 
"Huff"' on a business trip this sum- 
mer to New York and New Mexico. 

Cal, the three girls, and I were at 
Ocean Drive this summer and en- 
joyed seeing Lou Myatt Bell, Ed and 
Annette there. We moved into our 
new house last week so notice my 
change of address and please let me 
hear from all of you. 

Jean Padgett Hart wrote: "Our 
second son, Stephen, arrived last 
November just 2 months after our 
return from Scotland. My husband 
is on the faculty of the Univ. of 
Richmond, also director of religious 
activities there." 

Betsy Schaum Lamm had a bad 
reaction to a tetanus shot she had 
to take this summer. 

Katherine Ives Cox says Gregory 
is in the first grade and little 
Katherine in kindergarten. 

Betty McBrayer Sasseb 
(Mrs. Charles) 
200 Park Street 
Morgranton, N. C. 

Julia Moore Tucker writes "Elea- 
nor Lile arrived July 30. Bev and I 
are so happy with our two little 

Sally Trulove Covington has moved 
her five children to 911 Forest Hills 
Dr., Greensboro, N. C, since Van 
was transferred there by Burlington 

"Bitty" Daniels Grieser, Billy and 
baby son are in W-S temporarily. 

Betty Sheppe McNinch has been 
discovered in Norfolk (how long, 
Betty ? ) 



'Mrs. C. G., Jr.) 
403 Boulevard 
Anderson, S. C. 

10th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Sorry I missed June deadline. We 
had a busy spring in Massachusetts! 
In three weeks time, Cordes left for 
Europe with the Sloan Fellows; I 
left for the hospital to have a baby; 
and we all left Massachusetts and 
"U-Hauled" back South. (I flew with 
the two youngest children). In be- 
tween all that, we packed, cleaned 
the house, and went to lots of wind- 
up parties. Cordes also received his 
master's from MIT in industrial 
management, which was why we 
were there in the first place. We are 
now living in our same house in 
Anderson, but are looking for a 
place to build. Bedroom space sorely 

Besidies our Yankee boy March 
Edings, born May 23rd, there have 
been several other new babies: Alli- 
son Cain, Dee McCarter Cain's sec- 
ond daughter arrived in July, as did 
Frank Curtis Howe, Bennie Jo Mi- 
chael Howe's second son. I've also 
heard that Winkie Harris Woodward 
has a daughter in Munich. 

Cacky Moser and family spent 
several weeks at Pauley's Island. 
Rosalyn Fogel Silverstein and fam- 
ily visited her parents in George- 
town in August. 

Betty Kincaid Hazel is still in 
Gastonia trying to sell her house. 
Bob is with Amcon Steele in Atlanta. 

Ann Spencer Cain's children had 
operations last spring. 

In May 1961 our class will gather 
in great numbers, I hope, for our 
tenth reunion. I've already got 
Cordes committed to go, too. We 
want to make it a Big Event! You 
will be hearing about this later, but 
start reserving June 3rd in your 
minds now. 


Jean Patton French 

(Mrs. Robert T.) 
S6 Granger Street 
Wollaston 70, Mass. 

Sorry I had no news for the sum- 
mer issue! Margaret Thomas Bourne 
wrote in May: "Our big news is that 
we are going to Europe for a year. 
Henry has a Science Foundation 
Fellowship. We will be in Eindhaven, 
Holland, for six months and in Lon- 
don, six months. We have a furn- 
ished house in Holland — but for the 
rent we're paying, there probably 

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Peggy McCanless Efird continues 
to work for her father at Custom 
Fabrics, Inc. Frank is purchasing 
agent for Owens-Illinois in Salis- 
bury. They have two girls, Jan, 2^/2 
and Cindy, 1%. 

Jane Brown Pritchard is case- 
worker with the Welfare Dept. in 

Betsy regretted missing reunion. 
She was in Morehead a month this 

Rosanne has moved to 904 Macon 
Place, Raleigh. She and other Salem- 
ites lunched with Bobbie when she 
was in Raleigh. Emily Hall Bigger 
and Bill are building near Rosanne. 

Ann Blackmon is treasurer of the 
new Salem Club in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Tinkle called me when in Ky. with 
Charlie's parents. We were sorry 
not to get together, but the Moores 
were leaving for N.C. She gave me 
Norma Spikes Barrett's new ad- 
dress: 3115 Fortuna Rd., Richmond 
29, Va., and said that Phil Stinnett 
had stayed with the Crabtrees this 
summer. Phil is not teaching this 
year, but hopes to remain in Rich- 

Kneeburg says Jim is the only 
pediatrician at Walker AFB, New 
Mexico, and stays very busy. She does 
volunteer work and enjoys golf, cer- 
amics and bridge. 

I saw Francine in Kinston the day 
after she returned from Europe. A 
memorial has been established at 
two Japanese Christian Schools in 
memory of her husband, Lt. Fred- 
erick M. Moore. She will be at home 
in Lydia, S. C this winter. 

Jackie and family stopped to see 
us on the way to Don's parents; and 
we visited them while in N.C. Her 
three little ones are darling. 

Carolyn Watlington's baby was a 
boy, Roy III. The Pagans live in 
Mooresville, N.C, 305 Fieldstone 

Jim and I visited with Louise Fike 
at Morehead. Louise got her Master's 
in Education in June at East Caro- 
lina College. Freda Siler continues 
to work toward her Ph.D. in Chapel 

I am serving as president of our 
Women of the Chui'ch, doing some 
substitute teaching, and striving to 
keep in touch with all of you. Please 
send news often. 

If you want an uptodate address 
list, let me know. 

Remember Salem with a gift to 
the Alumnae Fund. 

5^- Barbara Berry Paffe 
(f^ (Mrs. Clement A., Jr.) 
\y Westover Drive 

High Point, N. C. 

5th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Bebe Boyd Tilson, Tom and little 
Tracie moved to Norfolk, Va. (523 
Timothy Ave., Apt. A) when Tom 
became assistant Field Director of 
Red Cross at military bases. 

Marianne Boyd Gore and Grover 
(married in June with Dot Tyndall 
Wimbish as matron of honor) get 
mail at Box 6947, Reynolda Station, 
W-S, while Grover studies law at 
Wake Forest. 

Dayl Dawson Hester and Bob were 
in Fla. til Oct. Bob — who works on 
the Missile Program — was aboard 
the submarine "George Washington" 
when the first Polaris was launched. 

Peggie Horton Honeycutt and 
Mai are in Hickory. (Address?) 

Jane Langston Griffin wrote: "Af- 
ter 3% years in Germany, we re- 
turn to the U. S. in late October. It 
has been a wonderful experience, 
but I am eager to be home. Having 
come over as a bride, I am bringing 
back two children (and a dog). Our 
Tommy is two, and our red-headed 
baby girl, Ginny, is eight months 
old. I can hardly wait to put them 
in their grandparents' arms! I am 
grateful to Polly Larkins for taking 
over the Class Agent duties, and I 
hope to help her with them on re- 

Polly Larkins has consented to 
serve as Class Fund Agent until re- 
union in June. 

Mary Mauney Giersch and Dick 
expect th6 stork in Oct. . . . Marian 
Myers Murphy, Jim and James, III 
(born Jan. 17) now live in States- 
ville, N. C. — 524 Dogwood Rd. 

Libby Norris Jackson and Ted 
gave Debbie a brother on Aug. 4th. 
They are in a new home — 3 Ellen- 
wood Dr., Asheville, N. C. 

Sara Pate Chambers and Dr. Bob 
are at Hillcrest Dr., Thomasville, 
since he began general practice 
there. Our deep sympathy to them 
in the loss of their 9-month-old son 
on Aug. 24th. 

Nancy Proctor Turner and Bill 
are at 3723 Locust St., Phila., while 
he works on Master's in architecture 
at U. of Pa. 

Nancy Peterson Hensel's son, 
Bryan Richard, arrived June 9 in 
Urbana, 111. 

Mary Rogers Morrow and Donald 
moved to Raleigh (Rt. 6, Box 93- A) 
when Don became field secretary for 
NC Education Assn. Mary Harding 
has had her 1st birthday. 

Betty Saunders Moritz and Lee 
will have a second child in Dec. 

Anne Tesch has returned to Kin- 
ston to teach . . . Dot Tyndall Wim- 
bish, Dick and son John — born Nov. 
23— now live at 617 Willow St., Mt. 
Airy, N.C, since Dick got his Har- 
vard degree in June. 

Betty Brunson Wolf has a baby. 
What? When? And address needed. 

Ann Butler Walton and Tom have 
a girl, Cathy, 3. Ann teaches at 
School for the Deaf in Morganton 
and Tom is personnel director there. 
Also in Morganton are Betsy Giles 

Kirksey and Bobby and their two 

Is Claire Chestnut Henley in Fay- 
etteville now? 

Margie Hartshorn Young's third 
Son was born in Nov. 1959. 

Betty Sue Justice was married 
Oct. 15 to Louis Lambert, credit 
manager of Davison's in Atlanta. 

The Paffes expect their first child 
in Oct. Also in Oct. Clement receives 
his Public Accountant certificate 
from UNC 


Kate Cobb 

2001 Adams St., Apt. 311 

Arlington, Va. 

Mary Avera and Carol Campbell 
left Calif, last summer, and have 
plans to be in Europe this winter. 
Perhaps they can get in touch with 
Nancy Blum Wood in Germany for 
2 years. 

Ann Crenshaw Dunnagan sent 
Salem a Bergenfield, N.J. address — 
perhaps she and Elinor Dodson Fox, 
in Franklin, can get together. 

Mary Margaret Dzevaltaukas went 
to Rochester, N.Y. in June and hoped 
to receive her Master's in music 
from Eastman in August. 

Juanita Efird is in education dept. 
of Columbia Records, NYC. Did 
Joan Reich and Joyce Taylor take 
that trip to Calif.? 

Correction: Toni Gill Horton lives 
in Nashville, Tenn. Her daughter 
was two in Oct. Another baby is ex- 
pected that month. Toni says that 
Sudie Spain Jenkins, in Franklin, 
Tenn., had a 3rd child in August. 

Pat Green Rather's adress needed. 
They were to leave Lynn, Mass. in 

Judy Graham Davis has a daugh- 
ter, born Sept. 21. 

Celia Smith Bachelder announced 
her son, born Aug. 1, as "a future 
President". Jane Shiflet Jimeson's 
second, a girl, Erman Yvette, came 
Aug. 21. 

Sarah Smothers Edmondson and 
"Buddy" are back from France and 
living in Asheboro: (429 E. Kivett 

The Junius Randolph Clarks, III 
(Marcia Stanley) reside at 74 W. 
68th St., NYC. 

Nina Skinner Upchurch's third 
child was due in Sept. Boy or girl? 
Bren Bunch Cheatham's family news 
also wanted. 

Rose Tiller McMichael brough her 
doctor-husband to Salem this sum- 
mer and reported a new Miami, Fla. 
address (1426 N.W. Ten-ace) Her 
"Rosebud" baby was left in Draper. 

Nancy Warren Miefert and Mickey 
announce Lisa Lynn, born June 19. 

Ann Webb Freshwater writes that 
David is now a dentist with the Pub- 
lic Health Service and they live at 
25 Fairway Ave., Staten Island 4, 

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isn't any plumbing! (Address until 
Dec. 31: Univerlaan 17, Eindhaven, 

Bill, Jr., son of Barbara Cottrell 
Hancock arrived July 26. I know 
Barb and Bill are happy to add him 
to their collection of little girls. 

Sarah Clark Whitlock's address is 
Box 344, Isle of Palms, S. C. Dick is 
a LCDR in the Navy. They were 
married in 1957 and have moved 
from Coronado to Long Beach to 
Newport to Charleston. Their son 
Palmer is two. It was a joy to hear 
from Sarah after such a long time. 

Emily Warden Komish wrote 
Salem in July: "You must think I 
took a rocket to the moon. Am back 
in good old Bluefield after 8 years 
in Yankeeland. (2404 South Lane). 
Am expecting a 3rd visit from the 
stork. My Husband is in the selling 
field. We have a robust daughter, 
age 4%, and a not-so-robust son, age 
3. They keep me busy, but I wouldn't 
be happy otherwise. My love to all 

The three Frenches enjoyed Myrtle 
Beach in June and Mass. beaches on 
summer weekends, particularly Cape 

Christmas will come before my 
next deadline. Please write news on 
your card for sharing in this col- 
umn. And remember, the only way 
you can read the BULLETIN, is to 
Contribute yearly to the Alumnae 
Fund. Our class didn't show up as 
well in 59-60 as it might have.' So — 
don't let's forget — Salem. 
Anne Simpson Clay 
(Mrs. Richard T.) 
Box 7177 Reynolda St., 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Joanne Bell Allen and Walser went 
to St. Croix, Virgin Islands, in Sept. 
to take over the Moravian mission 
work there. Betty Tesch Baraes, 
Alan and their two, moved into the 
parsonage in Raleigh, as Alan suc- 
ceeded Walser in the Moravian 
Church there. 

Sympathy to Sara Watson Ladd 
and Norma Williams Stidham in the 
loss of their fathers and to Carmen 
Johnston Chears in the loss of her 

Garland H. Ladd, Jr. was born to 
Sara Watson Ladd in May. 

Back in W-S, in a new house, (447 
Lawndale Dr.) and teaching music 
at Summit School while Baxter opens 
dental practice is Loma Faye Cuth- 
bei-tson Hopkins. Her Jane and Mary 
Elizabeth have birthdays only ten 
months apart. 

News from Jack and Florence 
Spaugh McReynolds was of the ar- 
rival of Julia Elizabeth on Dec. 4, 

Faye Lee Lampe's John Harold, 
II, was a year old in August. 

Ellen Bell Campbell is way out 
West, while Joe interns in Salt Lake 

Theresa Hedrick Sherman and 
family were to return to Air Force 
life in August. They enjoyed the 
snow last winter, as the AF sent 
Stuart to the Univ. of Michigan to 
get a Master's in Aeronautical En- 
gineering and Guided Missiles. 

Ruthie Derrick Mellor (Mrs. Phil) 
has been at 206 Goldsmith S. E., 
Huntsville, Ala. for 2 years. 

When Jane Fearing Williamson 
was in New York in Dec, she ran 
into Temple St. Clair Can' and 
visited "Beauty". The stork says to 
expect news from her in Jan. 

Betty Lou Kipe Pfohl's Bruce is 
a sales engineer now and travel 
quite a bit. 

We need information on Mary 
Coates Douglas' recent man'iage, 
husband, residence, etc. 

Marion Lewis Avera moved to 
3320 Paddington Lane, W-S., this 

Both Nell Phillips Bryan and Neva 
Barnhardt had child #3 on July 1st — 
boy for Neva, third girl for Nell. The 
Bryans are in Richmond while Dr. 
Blair is in Pediatric residency at the 
Medical College. 

Charlotte McGlaughon and Curt 
Butner are in their house on Long- 
bow Road, W-S. Curt is in the 
frozen food business. 

Durham is home for Elsie Macon 
Sapp. She was here for a wedding 
recently and looking radiant. 

Emma Sue Larkins Loftin and 
Dalton worked hard in her Father's 
campaign. Now they are looking 
foi-ward to presenting him with an- 
other grandchild. Whether Governor 
of N. C. or not, we want John Lar- 
kins to know that he is still "Salem's 

Fil (Scott Filmore Stidham, Jr.) 
celebrated his first birthday Oct. 25. 
Norma says that Susan helps with 
her brother quite a bit and that 
Scot enjoys working for Reynolds 
Metals Co. in Richmond. 

Remember Elizabeth Krauss from 
Holland? She is Mrs. De Witt R. 
Latham. Her husband is a chemist 
at the Bureau of Mines in Laramie, 
Wyoming. Their daughter, Mary 
Ellen, will be two on Oct. 23. Address: 
1310 Sully Street. 

Three children don't seem to slow 
Myra Dickson Myers down at all. 
Earle's Western Electric-Bell Tele- 
phone Labs job had him in New 
York several months last year, and 
calls him away from home a lot. 
Myra manages to read, entertain, 
attend all the concerts and lectures 
in tovra, keep house, and get Steve 
to Wake Forest Kindergarten. 

Newcomers to W-S (2722 Lulling- 
ton Road) are Florence Swindell 
Evans (X55) and David. David Jr. 
started to school this year — as did 
Connie Barnes Strupe's Jimmy and 
my Ken. 

Dick and I don't see how we could 
have a busier time than we have ex- 
perienced lately. WFC had two ses- 
sions of summer school. In August, 
Mr. Clay became Manager of the 
WFC Book Store. September 1st I 
began my duties at the Wake Forest 
Baptist Church Kindergarten. The 
four-year-olds are assigned to me. 
In addition, Dick and I teach Sun- 
day School, are officers of Sigma Phi 
Epsilion, and are on committees of 
other gi-oups. There was no vacation 
for us this summer; we hope to try 
for one later! Always remember the 
Alumnae Fund generously and be 
sure that the Clays are on your 
Christmas card list. 

Best surprise of the year! A 
letter from Doctor Gunilla Graber- 
ger, who had a vacation in the Can- 
ary Islands, and plans to go to 
Switzerland for rest and possible 
medical practice. "Our Miss Sweden" 
visitied Randy Wurr Pleuger in 
1959, and reports that Violeta Cas- 
tro is married, and had her first 
child, Eugenia, in Sept. 1959. Gun- 
illa sent greetings to all and said: 
"Often in my thoughts I have been 
back to the weeping willow and 
magnolia trees at Salem." 

Virginia Herman, UNC '53, in- 
terned as medical technician at 
Emory Univ. Hospital, then worked 
in Atlanta, and married an Atlanta 
man, George S. Hiles, Jr. He is with 
DuPont, and they have lived in Dela. 
and Camden, Tenn. (Where now?) 
They have two daughters, Cheryl 
and Karen, who may come to Salem 
some day. 

5—^ Emily Heard Moore 
S (Mrs. Jimmy H.) 
O* Route 3, Harbor Drive 

Hendersonville, Tennessee 

Thanks to those who wrote to me. 
I enjoy hearing from you and also 
relaying your news to the others. 

Babies: Pat Marsh Sasser's sec- 
ond was a boy, Patrick, Jr., born 
Feb. 22. In June she moved into a 
new home at 108 S. Andrews St., 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Mary Scott Stegall's third child 
was another boy, Elliot Scott, born 
July 10. 

Bonnie Hall Stuart named her 
August 24th baby Mary Elizabeth 
Amanda, Pat Noah Jones named her 
son Harley Harrell (called "Tad"). 
She had Norma Ansell Hahn and 
husband to dinner before the Hahns 
left for Seattle, where Dr. Bill is in- 

Diane Knott Driver expects her 
second in Oct. Byran is now five. 
The Drivers will be in Tacoma, 
Wash, another year. 

Jane Little Gibson's second is due 
in March. Chris Crutchfield Keyser 
had her third in Sept. Her husband 
is a Navy chaplain, stationed in 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Beverly Brown Wright and Vin- 
cent are in W-S, while he attends 
Wake Forest. 

Rachel Ray Wright and Richard, 
also in W-S, have a son, Hunter, 
born June 29. 

Martha Dunlap Rosson wrote: 
"Charlie and I returned from Ger- 
many in Oct. 1959, — three years and 
two children later — We have a girl, 
3, and a boy, 11/2. It felt funny- 
having left a bride and coming home 
a family. We bought a house at 981 
Waverly Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. (near 
Louise Ban-on Barnes) and it's won- 
derful to be home with family and 

Sherry Rich Newton had a 3rd 
son Aug. 11 — Stanley Baker — and 
has moved to 3904 June Dr., Colum- 
bia, S.C. Says "We are opening a 
lingerie shop here." 

Ellen Summerell Mack and Lewis 
have located in Missoula, Montana. 

Anne Holt McAdams' son — Rich- 
ard Holt, arrived Aug. 15 in Deca- 
tur, Ga. 

Nancy Gilchrist Milieu's son-— 
Pressley, HI, was bom July 1 in 

As for Kate Cobb, I came back 
from Europe on Aug. 22 and began 
teaching in Fairfax Co., Va. Aug. 
29. Note address above. If you are 
in the Washington area, call me and 
come and visit. If you don't send 
news, I can't report it, and if you 
don't send changes of address to 
Salem, you will miss the Bulletin. 
Also, remember to send your yearly 
gift to the Alumnae Fund now. 

Miss Martha Jarvis 
218 Santillano, Apt. 1 
Coral Gables, Fla. 

Judy Anderson Barrett and Bob 
are back in NYC (3170 Broadway, 
Apt. 7F). 

Jane Bridges Fowler and Bill have 
a son, William Marcus. Bill is at Ft. 
Dix, and "Potts" has been com- 
missioned to do some paintings. 
They will vacation for a month in 
Europe. (Address: 1220-A Ash Street, 
Ft. Dix, New Jersey). 

Mary Jane Galloway Quattlebaum 
and David are exi)ecting in Novem- 

Mary Ann Hagwood is in Coral 
Gables, Florida. (47 Majorca) She 
teaches Social Studies and English. 

Jeane Humphrey taught French in 
Charlotte last year. Where now? 

Ellie Mitchell Bradsher and Bob- 
by are back in Oxford. 

NoUner Morrissett Watts and 
Smoky have a daughter, Langhorne 
Kent, born April 8. 

Barbara Rowland's Ft. Lauderdale 
address is 1425 N.E. 22 St., (Wilton 
Manors). She teaches high school 

Shirley Redlaek toured New Jer- 
sey and attended Wake Forest. She's 
back at Salem. 

Nancy Sexton vacationed in Coral 
Gables and may teach here. Nancy, 
Martha Jarvis, and Mary Ann Hag- 
wood had a pleasant reunion at this 

Betsy Smith Menefee and Sam 
are in Texas til January. 

Diane Bylers Button and Sandy 
have a son, Jeffrey Stewart. Sandy 
hopes to be out of the Navy by No- 

Linda Chapell Hays is expecting 
another child this fall. 

Joe Debnam Champion and "Hatch" 
have a daughter, Jane. Address: 
2112 Pine Dr., Raleigh, North Caro- 

Barbara Evans lives with Mary 
Ann Hagwood and works for an in- 
surance company in Miami. 

Are Closs Jennette and Peggy 
Thompson still in Charlotte. 

Claudia Milham Cox has a daugh- 
ter, Marjorie Milham. They are in 
Madison, Indiana for two or three 
years where he works on the Mark- 
land Dam Project. 

Agnes Sams Daneri visited in 
Statesville this summer and then re- 
turned to Italy. She's expecting an 
addition to her family. 

Mescal Coe married Lt. Ronald G. 
Conrad Aug. 20 and is in Fairborn, 
Ohio (338-B Arms Dr.). Chris Clark 
and Marine Lt. Lee Roundtree mar- 
ried Sept. 10. 

Rebel<ah Hinkle Carmichael has 
moved to 4543 Forest Ave., S.E., 
Mercer Island, Wash. 

Amory Merritt is with St. James 
Episcopal Church, Mountain Home, 
Idaho. In May Barbara Fowler mar- 
ried Albert G. Tenpenny, an en- 
gineer with DuPont in Kinston. 

Suzy Hayotsian was married Sept. 
1959 in Cairo, Egypt, to Perry Es- 
sayam. He is a foreign correspon- 
dent in Washington. 

Charleton Rogers Breeden and Dr. 
Tommy are in Orlando, Fla. (12 W. 

Peggy Ingram Voigt is working 
at the new Chemstrand Research 
Center, Inc., Research Triangle, N.C., 
tho' still living in Chapel Hill. 

Molly Lynn spent last year at the 
University of Geneva and traveled 
in Europe before coming home in 
July. Are you studying in France 
this year, Molly? 

As for me, I went to Mexico in 
July. Now I am teaching all speech 
and drama and enjoying living in a 
poolside apartment at address above. 

Marilyn Shull Brown 
|v (Mrs. David S.) 
\f 2630 S St., Apt. 12 

Sacramento, Calif. 

Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Patty Kimbrough reporting for 
Marilyn Shuil, who — after 5 weeks 
study at Aspen, Colo, under Rosina 
Lhevinne — married Lt. David S. 

Brown (of Davidson) Sept. 10, and 
is now in Sacramenta, Calif. 

Ruth Bennett Leach reports "a 
wonderful wedding trip to Sea 
Island, and now back in Marvin's 
home town, where I'll continue to 
teach. (Karen Court Apt. J-3, Bal- 
timore & Windemere Ave., Lans- 
downe. Pa.). Anne Summerell is also 
teaching here." 

Mary Anne Boone and Sue Cooper 
are teaching in Charlotte and shar- 
ing an apt. with Patty Kimbrough. 
Sue has her MA from UNC, and 
teaches 8th grade. Mary Anne and 
Margie Boren traveled and visited in 
New England. Margie has announced 
her engagement to Fred P. Hutton. 
After a summer visit home, 
Frankie Cunningham returned to 
Germany for a second year as a Ful- 
bright scholar. 

Margaret Fletcher had another 
grand summer working with the 
Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. 
Her job took on such errands as 
Aaron Copeland's home to deliver 
his tickets. 

Betsy Gilmour has bought an Opel 
in which she makes frequent trips 
to Charlotte from Richmond. 

Shirley Hardy married Jerry 
Herald on Aug. 13, and has gone to 
Argentia, Nevvrfoundland, where he 
is working for a year or so. 

"Weezie" Hill Gunter and Layton 
are back in Burlington after 6 
months at Ft. Jackson. 

Jane Irby Grant's Oscar has his 
Master's from NC State, and is now 
with the Air Force Center at Los 

Clayton Jones continues as a case- 
worker with Mecklenburg Co. Wel- 
fare in Charlotte. 

Ann Lee Barefoot's son, Robert 
Carter, arrived in June. Clarice Long 
Vincent's daughter on July 4th . . . 
and Iva Stinson had a girl, Robin 
Jayne, last December. 

Mary Jane Mayhew married En- 
sign "Woody" Burns, USN, June 26. 
They are in Charleston until he goes 
on a 4-month cruise in February. 

Joan Milton married Tom Savage 
of Hampton, Va. on Aug. 20. They 
live in Chapel Hill. 

Jerome Moore Newsome and Dickie 
vacationed in N.C. They are back in 
New Orleans. 

Mary Frances Patrick was the 
Sept. bride of Larry Allen Pearce, 
who gets his M.D. in 61. They live in 
Twin Castles, W-S. 

Jane Rostan became Mrs. Angus 
McBryde, Jr. June 18. She is teaching 
2nd grade at Durham Academy, while 
he studies medicine at Duke. 

Camille Suttle Smith and Alex are 
in Ithaca, N. Y. (527 E. Buffalo St.) 
while Alex is at Cornell Graduate 

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New York is suffering from the 
loss of three Salemites, since Patty 
Kimbrough moved to Charlotte in 
August, and Marcille and Jane Leigh- 
ton left in Sept. None of the three 
was converted to the life of subways, 
15-cent coffee, un-iced tea and Green- 
wich Village! 

Sally-Lynn Badget Thomas lives in 
Lynchburg, Va. . . . 

Martha Bright Maddox has a son, 
Kenneth, III, in April . . . Merrie 
Jane Browne and Mary Jo Wooten 
are teaching in Charlotte . . . Melissa 
Kerr is secretary to Guilford Co 
music supervisor. Miss Doris Kimel 
Salem graduate. 

Patsy Kidd got her High Point 
College degree last May, and con- 
tinues with Western Electric as copy 

Martha Duvall Pryor says: "5110 
Chevy Chase, Houston 27, Texas is 
permanent for us. Edwin is an ac- 
count executive with Merril, Lynch, 
and I am teaching 2nd grade again.'' 

Beth Taylor married Bob Williams 
this summer . . . Vivian Talbird mar- 
ried Joseph W. Halliday July 9. After 
a trip to Puerto Rico, they are living 
in Bronxville, N. Y., while he is at 
Pordham Law School. 

Martha Wilkinson married Hugh 
Mallory Reeves on July 30. He is a 
junior in medicine at Tulane. 

Rachel Fazio works at US Navy 
Base in Catania, Sicily. In April she 
had leave to study in Rome a month 
on a grant from the American Em- 

Peggy Huntley 
515 Leak Ave. 
Wadesboro, N. C. 

Mary Scott Best, Pat Weeks, Anna 
Yelverton, Helen London, and Gwen 
Dickerson spent the summer in 

Rosemary Laney and Jerry Crow 
were married on July 9 — Caroline 
Easley and Joan Brooks went to 
Miami for the wedding. 

'Puddin' Van Every and Martin 

Foil, Jr. married Sept. 16 in Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Henrietta Jennings loves her job 
in a chemistry lab in Washington, 
D. C. 

Lou Scales and Wally Freeman 
were wed October 1st in Rockingham. 

Nancy Loraax became Mrs. Layton 
Mank June 24 — Layton attends the 
University of Florida Law school, 
and Nancy teaches in Gainesville — 
Rosemary was Nancy's maid of 

Lib Long, Susan Deare and Peggy 
Huntley visited the western states, 
Mexico, and Canada in the summer, 
driving with Miss Barbara Battle. 

Dora Bryan and Fred Tate were 
married on August 6 in Oxford — They 
are in Cloverdale Apts., W-S, until 
spring, when he goes in service. 

Julia Cox and husband got UNC 
degrees in June. They are still in 
Chapel Hill, as John has started Law 

Please keep me posted as we want 
to know what you're doing. 


Let's Aim High For 1960-61 Alumnae Fund 

Your Envelope for the 1960-61 Alumnae Fund is enclosed. A prompt return will be appreciated by your 
Class Agent and by Salem. 

Let's double last year's NUMBER of Donors and Dollars. 

MORE ALUMNAE GIVING ... and LARGER GIFTS MADE ... Is our progressive goal. 

c u , u ^°"' Executive Board in September voted that our current project would be to increase the Howard Rondthaler 
Scholarship to a $25,000 Endowment. This would provide a yearly award commensurate with the increased cost of 

The Board approved the following: 

Alumnae AssociaHon Budaet for 1960-61 

1959-60 Alumnae Fund — receipts from 1,069 contributors $10 346 20 

Mmus Designated Gifts of 7 Clubs, 2 Classes and 5 Persons . ...'.' .' .' .' 1,'672.'00 

Plus unused balances from 1959-60 Budget r276 50 

Total for compiling 1960-61 Budget $ 9 950 70* 

Allocations for 1960-61 

To Salem College 7,200.00 

Howard Rondthaler Scholarship 3,000 

Rondthaler Lectureship '500 

President's Prizes 1 000 

Refund (partial cost of BULLETIN) 2^700 

7,200 -^>'- 

To Alumnae Association for 1960-61 Operations . . 2 750 70 

Total Allocations for 1960-61 $ 9 950 70* 

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Alumnae Dauo-hters Start New Cycle 

Fashion trends move in 
cycles. Salem freshmen 
are finding this to be true. 
Alumnae daughters trying 
on the latest styles in the 
millinery shop near Salem 
Square, find the hats simi- 
lar to those their mothers 
wore in the '30s when 
they were at Salem. 

But fashion isn't all 
that return s. Alumnae 
daughters return to start 
a new cycle. There are 
nine of these in the fresh- 
man calss. 

Five daughters pictured 
wearing new styles and 
smiles are peeking in the 
window (from left) Eli- 
zabeth Sykes of Mount 
Airy, daughter of Dora- 
belle Graves Sykes, '34, 
and Rhetta Blakeney of 
Charlotte, daughter of 
Henrietta Redfern Blake- 
ney, 'x3(3. 

Inside the shop (from 
left) are Ann Scott 
Thompson of Fayetteville, 
daughter of Helen Jones 
Thompson, '37, Barry Pad- 

rick of Fort Pierce, Fla., 
daughter of E 1 o 'u i s e 
Sample Padrick, '38, and 
Letitia Johnston of David- 
son, daughter of Lucy 
Martin Currie Johnston, 

(Four not shown are 
daughters of Hester 
Kitchin Crawford, 'x28, 
Catherine Biles Raper, 
'30, Frances Duckworth 
Rose, 'x37, and Josephine 
Vance Reece, '36.) 

The hat shop in Old 
Salem, in keeping with 

the restoration style, has 
the simple sign: J. 
SMITH, Milliner. John 
Smith opened his shop in 
October, 1958, and dis- 
plays his hats in a charm- 
ing room reminiscent of 
the past. 

The millinery business 
has interested Mr. Smith 
since he was a small boy. 
From Duke University he 
went to the Art Institute 
in Pittsburgh, where he 
received a diploma in mil- 
linery designing. 

The interior of his shop 
has walls of soft green- 
gray color. A comfortable 
sofa, a fireplace and a 
handwoven cotton - strip 
carpet give a home atmos- 
phere. Antique fixtures, 
chairs and tables create 
the intimate personality 
of the shop. 

When Mr. Smith, the 
milliner, isn't creating 
hats, he takes on another 
occupation. He becomes 
Johnny Smith, the man in 
love with theatrical pro- 
ductions. If he cannot 
wangle a leading role he 
tries for a spot in the 
dance rountine, or he can 
always help with the 
scenery and costumes. 

For the past two sea- 
sons he hasn't had to tra- 
vel far to .ioin up with 
Thespians. He has played 
lead roles in Pierrette pro- 
ductions. When "The Boy- 
friend" was being cast, 
Miss Barbara Battle, di- 
rector of dramatics, des- 
perately needed a male 
dancer in a leading part. 
Johnny-on-the-spot Smith 
came to the rescue and 
scored a great hit. 

This year he is back in 
rehearsal on Salem cam- 
pus. He has a lead in 
Pierrette Players' first 
production — "No Exit", by 
Jean-Paul S a r t e , sche- 
duled for November 16 


Published quarterly by Salem College, Publication Office, Salem 
College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Entered as second-class matter 
January 7, 1 946, at post office in Winston-Salem, N. C, un- 
der the act of August 24, 1912. 






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Winter — 1961 


Alumnae Record Issue 

Vol. Ill No. 2 




The Case for the Woman's College . . 
by President Gramley 

Asian Studies at Salem 

by Dr. Africa 

Dream Along With Salem's Trustees . 

From the Desk of the Dean .... 
by Dr. Hixson 

Challenging the Superior Student ... 6 
by Margaret Neidand 

Experiment in International Living . . 8 
by Miriam Qnaiies 

Writing Is A Holy Game 9 

by Virtie Stroup 

Salem Revisited 10 

by Carrie Rollins Sevier 

The Music Maker and The Social Worker 11 

Dr. Anscombe's History 12 

The Laura Lash Gilmer Science Building 13 

Thank You 14 

Salem Models for Mademoiselle .... 15 

Class Notes 16 

COVER: The Laura Lash Gilmer Science Building 

Lelia Graham Marsh 


Virtie Stroup 

Member of American Alumni Council 
Issued quarterly by Salem ColleKe, Publication Office. Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Entered as second class matter January 7, 

1946 at Post Office, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The Case for the Woman^s College 

by President Dale H. Gram ley 

\ GIRL'S CHOICE of a college may not be as im- 
portant or as lasting as her choice of a husband, 
but it can be almost as trying. This is particularly 
true if she finds attractions in more than one young 
man and in more than one college. 

In selecting her young man, she obviously looks 
for someone who is taller than she. But beyond this 
requirement it is not safe to venture in listing cri- 
teria. Blond hair and blue eyes may be preferred, 
but it can be proved that young women will settle 
for black hair and brown eyes. 

In selecting her colleg-e, a girl and her parents 
may look first at costs. Once the cost level has been 
determined within the family's means, other factors 
enter and the problem heightens. This is so because, 
if she has the academic qualifications, a diversity 
of college types is available to her. 

Shall it be a woman's college or a coeducational 
institution? A large or a small college? Tax-sup- 
ported or private? And what about academic stand- 
ing, curriculum, general reputation? Church rela- 
tionship? Near home or in another state or region? 
Social rules and regulations? Sororities? A rural 
or an urban setting? Proximity to other colleges? . . 
Name almost any reason and someone somewhere 
has used it as the basis of decision. 

Every college has qualities and characteristics 
that deserve consideration. The catalogue, the view- 
book, the location, and a visit of inspection will help 
resolve the issues. 

The purpose of this article, however, is to state 
some of the peculiar advantages of the college for 
women and thus to inject these values into the think- 
ing of young women as they make their judgments 
and file their applications. 

Perhaps the most obvious value of the woman's 
college for its students lies in the area of leadership 
opportunity and responsibility. Everything that is 
done in the extra-curricular life on campus must be 
done by women. The president of every organization 
is a woman. So are the other officers. The editors 
of the newspaper, the yearbook, and the magazine — • 

and the business and advertising- managers as well 
— are women. The chairman of every committee is a 
woman. Stage scenery is designed and built by wom- 
en. Dance decorations are handled by women. 

In a word, the student in a woman's college is a 
first-class citizen, with all the rights, privileges and 
responsibilities appertaining thereto. She does all of 
the leading and all of the following. Her opportuni- 
ties and duties are unending. She is a self-respecting- 
participant, not a captive spectator. 

It is true that not every woman student will be- 
come a campus leader and thus have the privilege of 
management experience on campus. It is true, too, 
that not every woman student will acquire the poise 
and know-how and competence that come from pre- 
siding at a meeting, representing one's class at a 
college function, or balancing the books of an or- 
ganization. But it is nevertheless true that on a 
woman's college campus every student has the op- 
portunity to aspire to these leadership positions and 
competencies. If she does not she can blame only her- 
self as an individual, not her sex. 

In this connection, it is noteworthy that the grad- 
uates of women's colleges frequently become leaders 
in community, church and other activities in life 
after college. A recent survey by a newspaper writer 
in a city of more than 100,000 residents revealed the 
rather startling fact that every woman in a position 
of leadership in women's organizations of the com- 
munity was a graduate of a college for women. 

The intellectual potentialities of a woman student 
also have free and unhampered opportunity on an 
all-woman college campus. She does not hold back in 
classroom or laboratory discussions for fear other 
students (the men, that is) might consider her a 
"brain" or a "square" and therefore ineligible for 
a Saturday night date. The natural reluctance many 
girls feel in expressing their viewpoints on intellec- 
tual matters in the presence of young men do not 
manifest themselves when men are not present. The 
bright or gifted woman student is admired, there- 
fore, rather than avoided in a college for women. 

Thus the woman student's self-respect, her dig- 
nity, her pride and her confidence are bolstered 

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rather than corroded. If her purpose is serious, she 
can move unhampered towards becoming the person 
she would like to become. She sits under intelligent, 
able women Ph.D.'s in many classes, along with 
intelligent, able men teachers in others, and she 
comes to understand that women can aspire to be 
college professors, and department heads and deans 
and thus to move up the ladder in other vocations 
and professions as well. This inspiration too often 
is lacking in other situations. 

The recognition most women's colleges give to 
women, not only in faculty and administrative posi- 
tions, but on the boards of trustees as well, is a part 
of the total climate or atmosphere on such a campus. 
This does something for the student, subconsciously 
at least. It promotes a feeling that women are im- 
portant for reasons other than companionship and 
propagation of the race, and it serves to enrich 
society as a result. 

The experience of women working together on be- 
half of organizational causes, of women cooperating 
in student self-government, of women expressing 
themselves freely in the classroom, this very exper- 
ience is a precious asset to be gained in the course 
of a college career. 

Additionally the college for women can aid its 
students in ascertaining vocational objectives and 
opportunities, for the college's only purpose is to 
serve women students. It can contribute significant- 
ly to the quality of thinking of women, unencum- 
bered and uninhibited by the presence of the male 
animal. It can maintain a high standard of morals, 
manners and dress. It can adduce general attitudes 
of discrimination and good taste. It can achieve a 
more uniform seriousness of purpose. It can culti- 
vate in women a sense of self-respect and self-suf- 
ficiency that college men find attractive and that 
society generally is coming to admire. It can do 
much to keep alive and enrich an interest in cultural 
pursuits that can so easily atrophy in the presence 
of men at the college age. And it can enrich spiritual 
values that somehow are suspect by so many young- 
people in the age of frequent dating. 

The student on a woman's college campus, for all 
these and other reasons as well, is attractive to col- 
lege men. Modern means of transportation serve to 


Alumnae mainly are wives and mothers, 
as illHstratcd by this charming study of 
Sara Boswell Coffer, '^7, and her children. 
Dr. Coffer is a psychiatrist in Tampa, 

keep her from isolation, especially over week-ends. 
At any event, statistics seem to prove that she has 
as great an opportunity for marriage as women any- 
where. She has the added lure of not always being 
accessible. And this adds to her self-respect and her 
poise and her attractiveness. 

The college as an institution, no matter what its 
type, exists primarily to provide opportunity for 
individuals to educate themselves under the influence 
and with the help of good teachers. It is not a place 
where one merely confirms his prejudices. 

In the process of educating oneself, the indid- 
ual young woman must determine the type of insti- 
tution in whose atmosphere she thinks she can best 
do this job. For many this may be the college for 
women, where greater flexibility of academic pro- 
gram, greater opportunity for academic experimen- 
tation, and greater challenges to creative achieve- 
ment prevail than is frequently the case where wom- 
en are subordinated to second-class citizenship. 

Women have so much to prepare for in our com- 
plex life. They mostly marry and face unpredictable 
eventualities, complicated by their husbands' voca- 
tional careers, the requirements of the household 
and family, and their own secret desires and ambi- 
tions. It is important to many of them, therefore, 
that during the college years they secure for them- 
selves as wide a range as possible of free and re- 
sponsible expression, of leadership experience, and 
of poise and confidence that spring from both. 

Article written for THE SMALL COLLEGE AN- 
NUAL, James tV. Hampton, Publisher, Bloomfield, 
New Jersey. 

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Bv Dr. Philip Africa, Chairman 

In the New York Times of 25 December, 1960 
there was a short account of the Asian Studies pro- 
gram being carried on in Winston-Salem, North 
Carolina, by the three colleges here: Wake Forest, 
Winston-Salem Teachers College, and Salem. The 
announcement coincided with a request from the 
editor of BULLETIN that I provide Salem alumnae 
with some account of what has been done by way 
of introducing Asian Studies into the Salem cur- 
riculum. I welcome the opportunity because I know 
that many of you, who would have been keenly in- 
terested in taking work in the Asian Studies area 
as students, will still derive vicarious satisfaction 
as alumnae to learn that Salem is an active par- 
ticipant in a program geared to keeping under- 
graduate education abreast of the world ' of the 
twentieth century. 

World War II, followed by the emergence of sev- 
eral new nations in Asia and Africa, brought home 
to th oughtful Americans everywhere the inade- 
quacies of nearly all of us insofar as what was tak- 
ing place in the world outside the North 
Atlantic complex of nations. Panmunjom, Dienbien- 
phu, Bandung, the Mau Mau uprisings, apartheid, 
Katmandu, the Dalai and the Panchan Lamas were 
new names and concepts thrust before us; the 
United Nations doubled in membership, with the 
one hundredth nation applying for admission as I 
write; angry books on American foreign policy ap- 
peared and were widely read; and the highest offi- 
cials of our government encountered alternating 
receptions in other parts of the world, ranging from 
welcoming millions in India to the hostile crowds 
of Japan last summer. "Yankee Go Home" ceased 
to be an echo of the Reconstruction era of United 
States history and became an incessant shout blar- 
ing out at us in the headlines of the morning papers. 
The Prime Minister of Great Britain told us that 
the change were sweeping Africa, but we knew that 
the vrinds he was speaking of had no continental 
restrictions upon them. Nor was a metaphor much 
help in understanding. 

In order to understand, if only partially, a group 
of Americans already concerned about Asia had 
established an Association of Asian Studies in New 
York in 1948 to meet the obligation of finding ways 
to disseminate information about, and interest in, 
Asia. They encouraged colleges and universities to 
introduce courses about Asia, provided assistance 
for graduate students and specialists interested in 
teaching courses about Asia, and promoted the in- 

terchange of students between the United States 
and the countries of Asia. Even with these activ- 
ities, an official of the Association estimated that 
as late as 1955 40% of American colleges and uni- 
versities offered no courses in the Asian area. 
"Most American college students were graduating 
without ever meeting a civilization patterned differ- 
ently from their own." 

In the last five years, however, that picture has 
changed considerably, with several cooperative pro- 
grams, like the one in Winston-Salem, making it 
possible for small undergraduate institutions to 
overcome somewhat the obstacles of lack of funds 
and qualified personnel. Salem was a part of that 
changing picture. 

In 1957-58, Asian Studies committees were set 
up at the three colleges in Winston-Salem to begin 
a cooperative study of what would be possible and 
desirable by way of offering courses on Asia at each 
of the three colleges. In addition to introducing 
Asian Studies into the curricuhim, it was hoped 
that ways could be found to include the community 
at large. These committees were aided by the Asia 
Society of New York, which provided four consul- 
tants who came singly to Winston-Salem to explain 
and discuss Asian Studies programs, and by the 
decision of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation 
to underwrite the bulk of the expense for inagurat- 
ing such a program for a five-year period. 

The joint committee then met with specialists 
who were available for the position and began 
building up library resources in anticipation of an 
inti'oductory course being offered at each of the 
three colleges in September, 1959. The unexpected 
death of Professor M. S. Sundaram, Indian scholar 
and diplomat who had accepted the position of 
visiting professor of Asian Studies, necessitated a 
year's postponement. Funds that would have been 
used for his salary were diverted to library collec- 
tions; the search for available specialists was re- 
newed, and faculty members (two from Salem) 
undertook summer school work in the Asian Studies 
area. In December, 1959, the search for a replace- 
ment was ended when Dr. B. G. Gokhale, an In- 
dian historian serving as visiting professor at .the 
University of Washington, accepted the position. 

This fall. Dr. and Mrs. Gokhale and their two 
daughters took up residence in a faculty apartment 
at Wake Forest. Dr. Gokhale, thoroughly familiar 

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with American undergraduate colleges by virtue of 
previous positions at Bowdoin, Oberlin, and Wash- 
ington, took on a heavy schedule. He offers one 
course on each campus, participates in a joint 
monthly faculty seminar involving presentation of 
papers on Asian affairs, and continues to add to his 
long list of published works. In January, he will be- 
gin a series of meetings with public school teachers 
and administrators. 

As you can see, things have just begun. But at 
Salem, the first year has gone rather well. Enroll- 
ment in the course on India will double in the sec- 
ond semester, when ten students will be enrolled. 
The Asian Studies committee hopes to see the 
course accepted by other departments for credit 
toward a major (this would involve special papers 
in art history, religion, sociology, etc.,). With its 
larger enrollment. Wake Forest will offer both an 
advanced course on India and a course in Hindi next 
fall — both of which may be open to Salem students. 
Dr. Gokhale's course at Salem next year will con- 
centrate on Southeast Asia in order that Salem 
students can continue their work in Asian studies on 
campus for a second year. Our library collection 
now includes some two hundred new books on all 
phases on the civilizations of the Orient and the 
Middle East, although this represents only a first 

step in building- up a minimum source of materials 
in an area that has suffered by neglect. 

The course in Asian Studies at Salem is a token 
response to the challenge that confronts all literate 
individuals to think and act in full awareness of 
the kind of world in which we live. For those of us 
who teach the responsibility is a complicated one. 
We are aware of the long-standing difficulty of im- 
parting the character and meaning of our own 
Western civilization to undei-graduates (let alone 
ourselves). Without some insight as to who we of 
the West are, and why we act and believe as we do, 
knowledge of the non-Western world can be of little 
value. Yet we know how inadequately we approach 
our hope of making experience intelligible. Now 
that we have the World and the West with us as 
never before, we are forced to realize that the 
choice is no longer "either/or" but both. 

By keeping the liberal arts at the center of the 
Salem curriculum, we hope that awareness, matur- 
ing into wisdom, will at least not be frustrated by 
what we do. The world is no longer beyond or out- 
side of Salem square, if it ever was; it is in it. The 
more of that world that becomes intelligible to 
some degi-ee; the more will Salem continue to be 
known as a college open to those who seek to find 
freedom through responsibility. 

Dream Along With Salem In The Sixties 

Trustee Plans for the Future 

The Board of Trustees, in October, authorized 
appointment of a special committee to consider 
over-all college development and to plan for Salem's 
next capital funds campaign. It is hoped that this 
campaign can be held in the Spring of 1962 and 
that it will center in the much needed auditorium- 
music arts building to replace inadequate Memorial 

The trustee committee will be asked to consider 
other needs, the fulfillment of which might be 
achieved by Salem's 200th anniversary in 1972. In- 
cluded would be the doubling of endowment funds, 
an additional dormitory, an indoor swimming pool, 
provision of needed maintenance facilities, off- 
street parking, possible enlargement of the infir- 
mary and the dining hall, and, in cooperation with 

Old Salem, restoration of South Hall. 

The ravine north of the May Dell, when filled to 
appropriate level, is the most likely spot for the 
proposed auditorium-music arts building. Adequate 
parking space would be available there. 

Other projects looking towards the 200th anni- 
versary year include an addition to Salem Academy, 
publication of a history of Salem Academy and 
College, and certain steps to emphasize the impor- 
tance of the woman's college. 

With it all, efforts must be pursued to enrich the 
quality of Salem's educational program and to in- 
crease faculty salaries. The decade of the 1960's 
presents a great challenge to Salem, to her alum- 
na, and to all her friends. 


Honors Study 

A Committee on Honors Study, appointed in 
April, 1960, completed the first phase of its wort; 
in December. The faculty, on December 13, adopted 
an Independent Study Program to be made avail- 
able to students in their senior year. This is a pro- 
gram designed to provide a formal opportunity foi 
special study under the guidance of faculty advisers 
apart from organized courses, for honors and for 
credit toward graduation. Selection of students will 
be determined by the department concerned and 
will be based on several factors. The program will 
require a formal paper, or project, and will provide 
honors study each semester of the senior year with 
three semester hours of credit each semester. The 
program further provides that, upon recommenda- 
tion of the department involved, students who 
complete six semester hours in the program of 
Honors Study may receive degrees magna cum 
laude, provided their records merit graduation cum 

It is expected that the Honors Study Program 
will be inaugurated in 1961-62. The faculty has 
also recommended that a plan for Honors Study be 
offered to students in their junior year. The details 
of this plan are yet to be worked out, but very 
likely will include a seminar or colloquium for se- 
lected juniors, with the further possibility of in- 
cluding national examinations as a part of the 
junior year program. 


For students entering Salem, eff'ective Septem- 
ber, 1962, the faculty has adopted new standards 
for admission. The requirements in high school 
units will include a minimum of 4 units in English, 
3 units in Mathematics, 3 or 4 units in Foreign 
Language, 2 units in History, 1 in Science, with 3 
electives to be chosen from specified academic sub- 
jects. In addition, candidates for admission begin- 
ning September, 1962, will be required to submit 
scores for three Achievement Examinations of the 
College Entrance Examination Board. The three 
examinations will include a test in English, a test 
in foreign language, with the third to be chosen by 
the candidate. 

The Committee on Admissions has begun its 
task of reading folders for 1961-62, and the Ad- 
missions Office is a busy place with the sending out 
of materials, the checking of transcripts, the inter- 
viewing of applicants, and the schedule of visiting- 
public and private high schools. 


In various areas the results of activity on the 
part of the Curriculum Committee have been put 
into efl'ect. The major in Art now requires a course 
either in Graphic Arts or in Studio Ceramics. The 
major in Economics-Sociology requires a total of 
30 semester hours, and Social Psychology has been 
added to approved work for this major. In the De- 
partment of Home Economics the course in Home 
Management now provides 2 semester hours of 
credit preceded by a 3-hour course entitled "Prob- 
lems in Home Management." In Mathematics the 
new approach is evident as the freshman course 
places its emphasis on deductive logic, the lan- 
guage of sets, and other topics of modern mathe- 
matics. New courses are being offered in linear 
algebra, in theory of numbers, and in theory of 

The offerings in Philosophy have been expanded 
and for the first time a three-hour course has been 
offered in Logic. In the second semester a new 
course in Ethics is being given, and a more thorough 
study of the offerings in Religion and Philosophy 
is underway. It may well be said that studies are 
under way in virtually each department, for the 
faculty are concerned with the ever changing pic- 
ture of education and the need for revision, addi- 
tion, or deletion of courses and emphases. 

Faculty Self-Study 

The faculty as a whole is considering anew its 
statement of Aims and Purposes as a continuing 
part of its self-study and evaluation. A recent 
dinner meeting discussed the recent report to the 
President, National Goals for Americans. Another 
topic under study by the faculty is that of the 
organization and set-up of faculty committees. 

Quality Point System 

The quality point system is now well established, 
and with the graduation of the current seniors, who 
number approximately 70, the merit hour system 
will be entirely replaced by the quality point sys- 
tem based on 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively for 
grades of A, B, C, and D. 

The committee room in Main Hall has been the 
scene of many meetings of various faculty com- 
mittees throughout the fall semester. The results 
are impressive and significant in many phases of 
academic activity. 

The Advanced Placement Course is a program of 
advanced work in high schools, set up by the Col- 
lege Entrance Examination Board to stimulate 
those students who can do superior academic work. 
This plan enables superior students to show, while 
still in high school, that they can do more advanced 
work than is usually done by the average college 


By Marg 

Under this program the high schools offer spe- 
cial colleg-e level courses in the liberal arts. If the 
students pass the Advanced Placement Examina- 
tion at the end of the year with credit, they will 
be given advanced placement, college credit, or 
both by most of the good colleges in the country. 
Such a procedure will enable the student to avoid 
repeating subject matter in the freshman year and 
to enter directly into the more challenging in- 
tellectual experiences of the sophomore year. The 
Advanced Placement Course is a substitute for the 
12th year in high school and the freshman year in 

The examinations for Advanced Placement are 
given by the College Entrance Examination Board 
in May of each year. The examinations are marked 
on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 basis. 5 and 4 are considered 
honor grades; 3 is creditable, and 2 is passing but 
not for college credit; 1 is failing. 

I should like to explain how this program came 
to Myers Park High School in Charlotte. Duke Uni- 
versity took the initiative in inviting superinten- 
dents and principals of certain school systems in 
the state to meet with interested persons on the 
Duke Campus. Later the Charlotte School Board, 
through the influence of Dr. E. H. Garinger, sent 
me to Duke to learn about the program. From 
Duke I went to the Westminster School in Atlanta 
to see the program in action. In June 1959 I was 
sent to the Advanced Placement Conference in 
English at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, 
to learn about the examinations and the system of 
grading; and again in June 1960, to Smith College, 
Northampton, Mass., for the same purpose. 

After this preparation, with fear and trepida- 
tion, in September, 1959, I undertook the teaching 
of the fii'st course in Advanced Placement in Eng- 
lish at Myers Park High School. 

The students who were admitted to the course 
were screened by the following standards: teacher 
recommendations; I.Q. scores; California reading 
scores, a cooperative English Examination scored 
on 12th grade level; and the writing of an exposi- 
tory theme on a given subject. From 24 students 
recommended by the 11th grade English teachers, 
the 16 best were selected. The principal then sent a 
letter to the parents stating that their son or daugh- 
ter had been selected for the course but that the 

teacher reserved the right to drop any student who 
was not able or willing to meet the requirements. 
The parents signed the letters and returned them 
to the principal. We dropped one student at the end 
of the first quarter. 

The course consists of two semesters' work; the 
class meet five times a week. The heart of the 
course is extensive writing of expository themes 
and detailed analysis of poetry and prose, both 
contemporary and classic. The members of the 
class wrote twelve themes the first semester and an 
equal number the second semester, including a re- 
search paper of from 2,000 to 2,500 words. The 
topics for about one third of the themes are sug- 
gested by the literature studied. For example, 
there might be a topic based on the comparison of 
Frost's Masque of Reason, MacLeish's J. B., and 
the Book of Job. 

For composition the text is McCrimmon's Writ- 
ing With a Purpose; for analysis of poetry, Per- 
rine's Sound and Sense. In addition to these I have 
a class room library of selected books in literature. 
I use paper backs whenever possible. 

The reactions of the students have been most 
satisfying. They are thrilled to be in the class. They 
enjoy being a part of the experiment. No matter 
how difficult the assignment, no one murmurs. They 
are eager for knowledge, and it is evident in their 
faces and in their work. They are critical of each 
other's work, but constructive in their criticism. I 
shall quote some of their responses: 

"I never knew English could be so stimulating 
and so much fun!" 

"Now I really know what it means to write with 
a purpose!" 

"Wish this were a two hour course." 

Just before mid-years, they asked me to give 
them an exam that is comparable to the Advanced 
Placement Exam. When I replied that it would be 
on material which I had not taught and that it 
would entail diflicult analysis of both poetry and 
prose, I thought I'd get a negative response. Not 
so, they clamored for that type of examination. The 
results on the whole were good — 2 A's, 10 B's, 2 
C's, and 1 D. The D was made by an individual 


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who does not like to follow directions. The boy 
who had the best paper said he enjoyed taking the 
examination, for it really presented a challenge. 
Of course there is another side of the picture. 

The students enter the class with very little facility 
in theme writing because they have had very little 
practice. Also they are unfamiliar with the essay 
type test. Another difficulty is the lack of critical 
material in a high school library. The School Board 
has now allocated money for an Advanced Place- 
ment library which is rapidly developing — it will be 
shelved in a small reading room off my class room. 

In evaluating the experiment at Myers Park High 
School, I have available the results from the first 
group only. On the whole the picture is most en- 
couraging. Of the 14 students who took the exam- 
ination, all passed but 1; 6 received creditable rat- 
ings on a national scale, and 2 of these made honors 
in literature. 

The students who entered Princeton, Connecticutt 
College for Women, Hamline University and the 
University of N. C, and one who entered Duke 
were excused from freshman English and advanced 
to sophomore level. Several of the students were 
given special freshman courses. 

On the national scale, an excellent evaluation of 
the program appeared in the January, 1960, issue 
of The English Journal. I quote: 

"Students are writing better. 

Schools are moving away fiom the narrow pro- 
spective in literature. 

Programs for the preparation of teachei-s are 

ProgTams for the academically able have a bene- 
ficial effect on the whole course of study in English- 
Better articulation exists between the high school 
teachers and the college teachers!" 

An experiment carried out in Pittsburgh, illus- 
trates how this program has brought the high 
school and college closer together. Professors from 
Carnegie Tech and high school teachers have woi'ked 
out a course of study for the Pittsburgh High 
Schools which oflfer the Advanced Placement Course 
in English. During the year professors from Car- 
negie Tech went into the high schools to teach the 
Advanced Placement Courses there, and high school 
teachers taught the freshman courses at Carnegie 

The course offers a challenge to any high school 
teacher who is willing to spend hours grading pa- 
pers and working far into the night on new courses 
and techniques. 

As one of my colleagues so aptly put it: "The 

course demands work far beyond the call of duty. 

The pay-off is a long time coming, but when it 
does, it's worth it!" 

TEACHER— 1961 

Finalists for the Title: 

(left to right) 

Winner, Emily Stone 
Canton, N. C. 

Churchill Jenkins 
Conway, S. C. 

Sallie Gillespie 
Bluefield, Va. 

Experiment In International Living 

By Miriam Quarks, '59 

T AST SPRING, I found myself breaking- in a 
temporary replacement in my publicity job with 
Carolina Power & Light Company in Raleigh, pack- 
ing two small suitcases to last three months, and 
getting off an Air France jet in Istanbul to meet 
Necdet Koksal, whose first words were "Je ne parle 
pas anglais". 

My reaction was: "Thank heavens for Mrs. 
Melvin's French conversation course!" I had ex- 
pected an English-speaking- host, so this was rather 
a shock. However speaking French became one of 
the best parts of my experience, as we ten Ameri- 
cans settled down for six weeks of real Turkish liv- 

This was the beginning of an Experiment in 
International Living, under the auspices of the 
organization which directs trips to foreign countries 
for a person-to-person exchange at the family level. 
I went to Turkey as the delegate of the Community 
Ambassador Project of Raleigh, which is one part 
of the larger program. 

Necdet Koksal, who was to be my "brother," is 
the only son in the Koksal family and engaged in the 
business of importing with his father. The rest of 
this joyful household in which I lived were Mr. 
and Mrs. Koksal, the grandmother, two married 
sisters and their children, a brother-in-law, three 
servants and a charming family of five renting the 
upstairs for the summer. 

It was the "summer house" we lived in, this be- 
ing the practice of Turks who can afford two 
houses. And, as Istanbul is the only city in the 
world on two continents, the winter apartment 

house is in Europe and the summer house is in 
Asia. Separated by the Bosphorus, the two sides of 
Istanbul provide a picturesque settings for outdoor 
restaurants, or simply a view — which the Turks 
often proudly point out. The sight of the strait 
from a hillside as lights begin to appear in the 
neighborhoods below is a lovely one. 

The neighborhoods down the hill house a medley 
of persons, from chic Turkish career girls with 
short skirts and bee-hive hairdos, to peasant folk 
and gypsies with yoghurt to sell. 

During the middle of the Experiment, gathering 
up as many of our counterparts as could make the 
trip, we took an overnight excursion by ship to 
Izmir. Prom there we visited Ephesus and Pei-- 
gamum, finding fascinating remains of the Roman 
and Greek periods ; enjoyed two days at Cesme, a 
beautiful beach resort on the Aegean; and toured 
Bursa, once capital of the Ottoman Empire and 
famous for silk and the tombs of various sultans. 

Returning to Istanbul just long enough to wash 
the drip-dries again and spend the night with our 
Turkish "families," we took off once more — this 
time for the Black Sea, a six-day cruise which 
took us to the Russian border. We ate our meals 
and slept aboard ship, getting off each day at 
port towns along the shore. 

At both Samsun and Trabzon are U. S. Air Force 
bases. (It was discouraging to note that little or no 
orientation is offered the servicemen as a means of 
knowing their foreign station better.) We Ameri- 
cans enjoyed the chance to speak in fast, unfettered 
English; and had fun introducing- our Turkish 
friends to the juke box, hamburger, ice cold Coca 
Cola and American coffee. 

Necdet professed he liked it all, but I believe he 
most enjoyed the mechanics of that juke box and 
the coffee. On returning- home, he told his family 
about all the "buz" (ice) we had with the cokes, and 
how the Americans ate. 

We found the Turks themselves to be experts at 
putting away large amounts of food. Okra, egg- 
plant, potatoes, bread, lamb, stringbeans and fruit 
were likely to be served at one meal; and it was 
something of an insult to leave food on a plate. 
Coffee came after the meal, very hot and delicious, 
though completely different from the American 

In Turkey one does not drink coffee or smoke in 
the presence of parents; so when we sat on the 

^ Wxihincj 


"rjISCIPLINE, SELF DENIAL and a plan that 
includes time for a monastic type of living- and 
meditation bring rich rewards." 

These are the thoughts of May Sarton, poet, 
author and lecturer from Massachusetts, who came 
to Salem in December. Her visit was sponsored by 
the Rondthaler Lectureships, started by the Alumnae 
Association in 1952 to bring to the campus outstand- 
ing men and women in various fields of cultural 
interests. These lectures are named in honor of 
Salem's 12th president and his wife, the late Dr. 
and Mrs. Howard E. Rondthaler, to mark their in- 
terest in the enrichment of academic life. Dr. Philip 
Africa is chairman of the Rondthaler Lecture Com- 

"It is when one is alone, quiet and receptive, that 
it is possible to appreciate true values in life and 
to determine to keep the proper perspective toward 
them", Miss Sarton said. She hoped during her 
three-day visit that she would be able to inspire 
students to "think quietly and deeply" in order to 
better express themselves and to encourage them in 
patterns of thought that could produce creative 

"The Holy Game" was the title of Dr. Sarton's 
public lecture. The "game" she said was the craft 
part of writing, the "holy" preparation for this re- 
quires self discipline and withdrawal from the dis- 
tracting onrush of a problem-filled world. 

There is no secret to her way of life. On the con- 
ti'ary, she welcomes the opportunity to to tell how 
she lives and works, hoping to inspire others to find 
a plan that will develop their creative impulses and 
discipline their talents. 

Poetry is the first love of this author of thirteen 
successful books and many short stories. 

An atmosphere conducive to quiet thinking is ob- 
tained by living- alone in her New Hampshire farm 
house for six months of the year. "I must say 'No' 

porch at 9 or 10 p.m. after dinner, Mr. Koksal was 
served his demitasse first and then we children had 
our turn. 

During the last week in Istanbul I found I could 
speak some Turkish, in a very limited fashion, and 
it was a thrill to communicate directly with Mr. 
and Mrs. Koksal, as most of our conversation had 
been restricted to French, which Necdet would 
interpret for the family in Turkish. 

Hearing of the Experiment adventures in Ger- 
many of my roommate, Nancy Walker, during- our 
senior year at Salem, I never imagined that — two 
years later — Turkey would come to life for me under 
the same program. 

to many time-consuming requests to lecture; but 
this isn't too difficult, because I am less interested 
in the monetary benefits than I am in the spiritual 
values gained in solitude." 

There is no television in her house and the radio 
is turned on "only in times of serious crisis". Gar- 
dening, books and music provide entertainment after 
writing hours. 

The author attributes her attitude toward values 
and her feeling of obligation to give something 
worthwhile to the world she lives in to the influence 
of her Belgian father, Dr. George Sarton. 

"He wasn't the kind who showed his affection in 
a personal way as some parents do. But rather 
through aiding me in developing attitudes, by help- 
ing- me to love to read, to choose g-ood books and to 
appreciate values that cannot be measured by 

CaiM)l Munroe, '62, aiid May Sartin, poet ajid author. 

— 9— 

Mrs. Sevier and Freshmen: Letitia Johnston (daughter of Lucy 
Currie Johnston, '31) and Jody Vance (daughter of Josephine 
Reecc Vavee, 'S(!) 

Salem Revisited 

By Cdnic Kollijis Sevier, '9-f 

It was in the fall of 1891 that I entered Salem as 
a sophomore. I followed my sister Emma Rollins, 
who had been a student there for six years, gradu- 
ating in 1890, so I already knew about and loved 

My parents knew well Bishop and Mrs. Edward 
Rondthaler and President and Mrs. John H. Clewell, 
as they had visited in each others homes. Also, 
young- Howai'd Rondthaler and Kenneth Pfohl were 
friends of my brothers at the University in Chapel 
Hill, so perhaps I felt more at home than other 
g-irls .iust entering. 

After three happy years I left in June, 1894, 
the pi'oud possessor of a Salem diploma. Through 
the years I have gone back to Salem for Easter 
services and class reunions, but one of the hap- 
piest returns was in September, when I spent sev- 
eral days in the Alumnae House. The opportunity 
to see the college in everyday operation, to talk 
with friendly students and faculty at meals in 
Corrin Refectory and on campus, made me prouder 
than ever of being a "Salem girl". 

A visit with Bishop and Mrs. Kenneth Pfohl, who 
live in the former Siewers house at the entrance to 
the Avenue, was a delightful evening of reminiscing 
and other visits to local classmates were rewarding 

Then leisurely I walked the familiar paths in- 
cluding the one down to the brook in the Dell; I 
peeped into old and new buildings and at every 
turn met the dear friendly girls who were never 
in too much of a hurry to chat with me about life 
at Salem today. 

We loved Salem in 1891; they love Salem in 
1961, and that cord of love binds us to each other 
and to our Alma Mater. Students and curriculum 
change year by year, but the Spirit of Salem pre- 
vails. May God Ijless and preserve it for genera- 
tions to come. 

DR. LAURA THOMAS HALL, '27, after a B.S. 
degree at Salem, took a master's and doctorate at 
the University of North Carolina in analytical 
chemistry. Since 1942 she has been research chem- 
ist for Kendall Mills in Charlotte, N. C, and is out- 
standing in this profession unusual for a woman, 
in the textile industry. She has been widely recog- 
nized and honored by the American Chemical So- 
ciety in the South, and was the first woman chair- 
man of the Piedmont section. 

"Chemistry is as fascinating as a detective 
story," she asserts, as the microscope becomes her 
"private eye" to unravel the problems pi-esented 
by cotton fibers. 

Recently she had the responsibility for designing 
the laboratory in the new Kendall plant in Char- 

The same ingenuity and precision she uses in the 
laboratory are applied in her home kitchen, where 
her reputation as a cook equals that of a chemist 

DR. JANE HANES CROW, '37, completed her 
Ph.D at Cornell in December, 1960, and in February 
1961, became Director of the School of Home Eco- 
nomics at the University of Maine in Orono. 

She taught at the University of Maryland for 
sixteen years and at Salem College for six years. 

DR. BENJAMIN C. DUNFORD, '37, who took his 
doctorate in music composition at Eastman School 
of Music in 1953, has been commissioned to com- 
pose a piece for symphonic band to commemorate 
the Centennial of the State of Kansas. The premiere 
performance will be in April, 1961, in Topeka, with 
George Neaderhiser conducting. 

MARY FAITH CARSON, '51, who has a Master's 
degree from the Presbyterian School of Christian 
Education in Richmond, Va., and has served 
churches in Greenville, S. C. and Chapel Hill, N. C, 
will receive a Bachelor of Divinity degree in June 
from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. 
She is one of five students (and the only woman) 
to be awarded a Fellowship for advanced theolog- 
ical study in 1961-62. 

ERIKA HUBER, the first German student at 
Salem in 1950-51 on a Strong Scholarship, has con- 
tinued her education in Germany, France and 
Spain. This year, 1960-61, under an international 
exchange program and at the invitation of the 
French Government she is in Toulouse, France, 
teaching German to French students. 

DR. DONALD HARTZOG, '54, is instructing in 
medicine at Emory University, Georgia. Congratu- 
lations also on becoming the father of a new daugh- 

— 10- 


The Music Maker The Social Worker 

Elsa Haury, '11 

"She shall make music wherever she goes" aptly 
describes Elsa Maude Haury, Class of 1911, whose 
musical contributions have been praised in news- 
papers of Wichita, Kansas, where she has lived for 
the past 26 years. Salem also points with pride to 
this alumna whose career has been dedicated to 
teaching voice. Many of her students have become 
professional singers; some have competed in Metro- 
politan Opera Auditions. 

Kansas-born Elsa, one of five children of a horse- 
and-buggy doctor, was reared in a music-loving 
family and taught to speak German before English. 
Two Haury girls were sent to Salem; her older 
fister Dora graduated in 1907 and Elsa received a 
bachelor of arts degree in 1911 and a teacher's 
diploma in voice. In 1913 Elsa and an older brother 
vv-ent to Germany to continue their studies. This 
was a thrilling experience as the Berlin of Arthur 
Nikisch and Richard Strauss was one of the fore- 
most music centers. 

With the outbreak of World War I, Elsa returned 
from Europe and came to Salem as a member of 
the music faculty for the years 1914-1916. She ex- 
pected to teach her beloved German Lieder, but be- 
cause of the war, could not even sing them for ten 

P'aculty positions at other colleges included Win- 
throp in South Carolina, Bethel in Kansas, and Po- 
mona College and Los Angeles Conservatory in 
California. In 1934 she went to Friends University 
in Wichita, Kansas, where she was head of the 
voice department until 1957, and taught part-time 
until 1959. 

Known as "a singer's singer", Elsa Haury's own 
performances have been frequent and memorable, 
especially in operatic productions. She developed 
small vocal groups known as the Elizabethan 
Singers, the Cecilian Singers and the Singing 
Quakers. She has served on the board of Wichita's 
Civic Music Association since 1935, belonged to Mu 
Phi Epsilon music fraternity, the Saturday Music 
Club, and been a prominent leader in the music life 
of her city and state. 

Now semi-retired. Miss Haury has her studio in 
her home at 213 South Oliver Street, Wichita, Kan- 
sas. Her sister Sue, a fine pianist recently retired 
from Denison University's faculty, lives with her. 
The sound of music emanates from their apart- 
ment which is crowned with a grand piano and a 
Picasso painting. 

Eva Martin Bullock, '77 

A Salem College graduate says that a lib- 
eral arts baekground is an ideal sp-ring- 
board for a pi'ofessional career. 

CALEM GAVE ME an excellent foundation on 
which to build a career in social work. After re- 
ceiving my B.A. degree, I worked for several years 
in public welfare and a mental health clinic, then 
received a master's degree from Tulane University 
School of Social Work. In my intensive study at the 
two-year professional school, courses in economics, 
law, medicine, psychology, sociology, etc. were neces- 
sary to understand the problems of mental illness, 
unemployment, and juvenile delinquency. 

I began my present job aj clinical social worker 
at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salis- 
bury, N. C. on May 31, 1960. This neuro-psychia- 
tric hospital of 1,004 beds has 26 buildings on 155 
acres of land, and cost $20 million to build. Its year- 
ly operating cost is $5 million; and 85% is spent for 
salaries of the staff of 928. In addition, there are 
some 200 volunteer workers. 

I am assigned to two open wards where patients 
are free to come and go about the grounds with 
little supervision. My work is under the direction of 
the ward physician, who is chief of the team of em- 
ployees hired only to help the patient recover from 
his illness. Other team members who work with me 
under the doctor's supervision are the clinical psy- 
chologist, nurse, dietitian, occupational and physi- 
cal therapist. 

The social worker's job is to perform services to 
the patient in relationship to his family. This may 
be when he returns to live with his family or when 
he decides upon other living arrangements. I have 
now mentioned a most meaningful word — relation- 

A social worker, when taking a patient's social 
history from a family member, seeks to find out the 
quality of the relationships he had with other per- 
sons; to find out if the patient secured adequate 
feelings of affection, acceptance, achievement, etc., 
through his relationships. His social history also in- 
cludes facts about birth and early development, edu- 
cation, work and marital history, the family's cul- 
tural level, and the patient's likes and dislikes. 
-In rhy work, my prirriary responsibilities are: 

— Helping remove, fears, prejudices and other 
harmful attitudes that may prevent patients from 
accepting needed psychiatric care; 

— ■ Assisting the patient in overcoming the per- 
sonal, social, economic and environmental problems 
(Continued on page IS) 

A I — 

Dr* Anscombe Writes His Own History 

It is gratifying to learn from Miss Marsh that 
alumnae often ask about me, and I hasten to assure 
my former students that I cannot forget them, for 
I always have my pupils in my eyes! The following 
"Life" is written at her request. 

T WAS BORN in England in 1876 and according to 
Mr. Curlee's mathematics that was 85 years 

My father was a worthy man who wore a Prince 
Albert coat and a tall silk hat on Sundays. He died 
when I was a lad of twelve. Circumstances com- 
pelled me to quit school and I was apprenticed to 
a publishing firm for seven years. 

After four years at the head office, I was sent to 
open a branch at Horsham. I stayed there four 
years, then was transferred to Tunbridge Wells, 
where I stayed six years. 

I had been deeply impressed in my youth by 
Psalm 37, and I acted upon its admonition: "Com- 
mit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; He 
shall direct thy path." I trusted in Divine Guidance 
and had a great spiritual experience. I decided that 
I could not stay indefinitely with the publishing 
firm, so I resigned. 

The manager came from the head office to learn 
why I was resigning, and there was nothing I could 
say except: "I cannot preach on Sunday and pub- 
lish betting news on Monday any longer." 

"What are you going to do?" he asked. 

"I shall do the Will of God" I answered, and to 
his question "Who is going to keep you?" I replied 
"The Lord is my Keeper." 

In a few weeks, without any action on my part, 
the manager of the Quaker Publishing House sent 
for me and gave me a job. Work slackened in time, 
employees were laid off, and I knew my turn came 
next. As my mother and invalid sister were largely 
dependent upon me, it was a matter of concern that 
I find employment. I laid my problem before the 
Heavenly Father and awaited results. 

The manager sent for me and used almost the 
exact words that my previous boss had said ten 
years before. He, however, gave me a job in the 
London office. What was of greater importance to 
me was that this was the headquarters of the British 
Quakers, and so I became acquainted with the 
staffs of the missionary, peace, temperance, Bible 
School and other church activities. 

Now this was the best job I had ever had; with 
the best pay and with opportunity for fellowship 
with the leaders of the Society of Friends. But 
after several months when asked by my employer 
if I felt I had found my right place, I said: "No, 
Sir". He asked what I wanted, and I said simply, 
"I ought to be more definitely identified with the 
Lord's work." He remained silent for some time 
and then said: What about going to Woodbrooke? 
That is our Quaker College at the Cadbury estate 
near Birmingham." 

The next week I was there, and I have been con- 
nected with colleges and universities for more than 
forty years since. Having committed my concerns 
to the Lord, I have proved that "He is able to do 
far more exceeding abundant above all that I could 
ask or think." 

It was not of my planning that I became a stu- 
dent at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, or 
that I was given a pastorate there. Believe it or 
not, I began my teaching at the request of the 
student body. 

Then I was invited to become a minister to the 
congregation at Baltimore and, to my amazement, 
I found myself a student at Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity. From there I went to Guilford College, I 
studied summers at the University of North Caro- 
lina and received the Master's degree in 1924. I 
applied for a teaching fellowship, and so it hap- 
pened that a fatherless British boy, who quit 
school at twelve began teaching in Chapel Hill, and 
in 1926 received his Doctorate from one of the 
great universities of the world. 

In my history classes at Carolina were a son of 
Dr. Howard Rondthaler and a son of Mr. B. J. 
Pfohl. When a vacancy occurred at Salem College, 
these boys told President Rondthaler about me . . . 
and so I came to Salem in 1926 and taught there 
until my retirement in 1949. I also taught at Duke 
for two summers at the Institute of International 

My journalistic experience in England and my 
courses in government made it easy and inevitable 
that I should study law in my spare time, and a 
summer's work at Wake Forest Law School made 
it possible for me to get a law degree and pass the 
N.C. Bar examination in 1931. 

Since retirement I have endeavored to make up 
for lack of knowledge of the Natural Sciences by 
attending lectures on chemistry at Salem for sev- 
eral years. I spent an entire yeai' on the systematic 


study of astronomy. I have served as president of 
the Forsyth Astronomical Society; was one of the 
founders and first president of the Winston-Salem 
Mineral Club; am a past president of the Torch 
Club, and am an honorary member of the Civitan 
Club and of the American Institute of Banking. 

I have taught a men's Bible class continuously 
and have preached in almost every church in the 
community, including the Jewish Synagogue and 
the Episcopal Church. I am now a regular contribu- 
tor to the editorial pages of the Winston-Salem 
.Journal and Sentinel and speak at various civic 

I spent five years preparing a History of the 
Quakers in North Carolina under the title I HAVE 
CALLED YOU FRIENDS. This was published in 
1960 and is a beautiful volume, splendidly printed 
and bound. (I shall be happy to send any of you a 
copy for $5.00). 

I have another work almost ready for publica- 
tion entitled THE DAY OF THE LORD, which is 
an examination of every passage in the Bible deal- 
ing with The End of the Age. 

I cannot express my astonishment when I think 
back to the time when I was crossing the ocean to 
come to this Land of Great Opportunity. I won- 
dered what my fate or good fortune would be, but 
it never occurred to me that — at that moment baby 
girls were being born in North Carolina and else- 
where, whom I should have the joy of teaching in 
the years ahead. 

Tell your children that never before or elsewhere 
have individuals had such unlimited opportunities 
for acquiring "life, liberty and the pursuit of hap- 
piness" in education and service. God gives his very 
best to those who leave the choice with Him. 

Greetings and Best Wishes from 

Francis C. Anscombe 

The Laura Lash Gilmer 
Science Building 

In September, 1951 Salem's then new science 
building opened its doors answering a long time 
need for modern facilities. Plans for this building 
were initiated by President Howard E. Rondthaler 
before his retirement in 1949. The four-story struc- 
ture cost $210,000. In less than ten years it proved 
inadequate for the increasing demand for classroom 
space and expansion was necessary. 

In September, 1960 a new addition extended the 
building and provided 75% more floor space. The 
cost of the addition and furnishings was $278,000. 

Architectural skill and construction give such 
unity of appearance that one would not guess that 
the handsome ediface was built separately and sev- 
eral years apart. Salem now has a $488,000 building 
with superior classrooms and laboratories for the 
training of students in this scientific age. This does 
not include the excellent and expensive equipment. 

The mathematics department occupies the fourth 
floor of the addition, over which Professor Curlee 
and his assistants preside with pride. 

The late John L. Gilmer of Winston-Salem willed 
securities to Salem College with the request that a 
future building be named for his mother, Laura 
Lash Gilmer, who was a student at Salem for three 
years, 1856-59. When the stock was sold, it yielded 
$120,000 which was applied to the cost of the ad- 

In recognition of the donor's wish, the Board of 
Trustees designated the name — The Laura Lash 
Gilmer Science Building. 

Chemistry, physics, zoology, biology, home econo- 
mics and mathematics share honors in the hand- 
somest and best equipped building on campus to 

The Social Worker 

(Continued fi'om page 11) 
that may be hindering his recovery by referring him 
or his family to the Department of Welfare for fi- 
nancial assistance, the Family Service Agency for 
counseling, the State Employment Office or Voca- 
tional Rehabilitation Agency for help in choosing 
an occupation or finding a job; 

— Explaining the patient's psychiatric treatment 
to his family and showing how they can cooperate 
by letters and visits in aiding the patient's recovery; 

— Helping to pave the way for the patient's re- 
turn to normal life in the community by anticipat- 
ing problems that might arise and helping the pati- 
ent and family make plans for the period of read- 

Dr. Frederick Pfohl Dies 

The Beloved Physician of city and college, Dr. S. 
Frederick Pfohl, died on January 18 at the age of 
89. He was the college doctor for forty of the sixty- 
three years he practiced medicine. His professional 
knowledge and unique personality made an indelible 
impress on his patients and fi'iends. 

Tr-ibutes from faculty and alumnae which ap- 
peared in the February, 1957 issue of the Bulletin 
at the time of his retirement pleased him greatly, 
despite his modest reserve. We are happy that these 
expressions were made in his lifetime. 

Our sympathy to his daughter, Virginia Pfohl, 
'30, his son Richard, and to his brother and sister. 
Bishop J. Kenneth Pfohl and Miss Margaret Pfohl, 


Friends of Salem were good to the institution at 
year's end, with gifts totalling more than $115,000. 
Major gift was a check for $100,000 from the Z. 
Smith Reynolds Foundation for unrestricted endow- 

This brought Salem's total endowment over the 
$2,000,000 mark, or better than double what it was 
at the start of the 1950's. It is our hope that en- 
dowment will double again in the 1960's. 

Salem should have an endowment of at least 
$10,000 per student. This has been the accepted 
yardstick for years, but because of the inflation 
which has occurred since World War II, the experts 
now say endowment per student should be closer to 

Salem's endowment now averages only $4,508 per 

Settlement of the estate of the late Anna Og- 
burn, '09, by 1962 will add close to $250,000 to un- 
restricted endowment. This will be the largest sin- 
gle addition to the endowment fund in Salem's his- 

Other alumnae, their husbands and friends might 
well give thought to writing Salem into their wills. 

The "New Golden Four" organization of men in 
the lives of Salem women resulted in more than 
$10,000 in gifts during the closing weeks of 1960. 
Included was ar.other handsome gift from Basil 
Horsfield of Florence, Alabama, whose fund in 
honor of his wife, Chloe Freeland Horsfield, '15, is 
now in excess of $17,000. The income is used to 
strengthen faculty salaries. 

Four friends, two of them alumnae and two 
former trustees, added generous sums to scholar- 
ship endowment funds already established by them. 
Total value of these scholarship funds is now in 
excess of $26,000 . . . 

Members of the Class of 1923 started a memorial 
scholarship fund in September, 1960 and have al- 
ready contributed $592 in memory of Ruth Reeves 
Wilson, Elizabeth Connor Harrelson, and Plavella 

As 1901 opened, Salem still has a debt of $93,000 
on the new addition to the science building. Cost of 
building and equipment was $278,000. Of the 
$185,000 already secui-ed for this project, approxi- 
mately $120,000 came from the estate of the late 
John L. Gilmer, for whose mother, Laura Lash 
Gilmer, the addition has been named. 

Peterson, Senior and Junior 

Mr. Paul Peterson, head of the voice department, 
is the first faculty member to take sabbatical leave 
under the program approved in April, 1960, by the 
board of trustees. He will spend the second semester 
visiting music schools in many Southern and North- 
ern colleges observing teaching methods. 

He also hopes to make progress on the second 
book he is now writing. This is a continuation, with 
additional resource information, of his first book, 
"Natural Singing and Expressive Conducting, which 
was published in 1955. 

He will return for the 12th Salem College Choir 
School, June 19-24, of which he is the director. 

The Alumnae Fund 
At Half- Year 

WHY is response so discouragingly slight in 
numbers contributing during the first six months 
(July to January) of our Fund? 

Only one out of every ten alumnae has remem- 
bered to send her gift in the Fund envelope pro- 
vided in the October BULLETIN. As of January 
15, the total response is 425 persons giving $3,452 
to our current Annual Alumnae Fund. This is a 
report of which we are not proud. 

Repeated solicitations run up printing and post- 
age expenses, which our operational budget simply 
does not permit. 

Salem alumnae are wise women accustomed to 
managing their business and household afl'airs. Will 
they not apply the same responsibility to the af- 
fairs of Alma Mater, remembering that INVEST- 
MENT in EDUCATION is a priority in the world 
of today ? 



Salem To Be Featured In Mademoiselle 

March winds will blow pictures of Salem girls 
across the country in the "Scoops of the Month" 
section of the fashion magazine MADEMOISELLE, 
of March issue. 

In December three of MADEMOISELLE'S staff 
arrived on campus to photograph Salem models for 
this picture story. Angelica Cannon, associate 
fashion editor, George Barkentine, photographer, 
and Meu Koch, his assistant, selected seven girls 
and spent two days photographing them in the cot- 
ton knit fashions Miss Cannon had brought from 
New York. 

Salem was chosen partly because of contacts made 
by May Queen Jette Seear, who was sent to New 
York in November by a Greensboro firm for whom 
she models. MADEMOISELLE liked this Salem 
sample so much that our students and campus were 
selected for the March feature. 

Miss Seear hopes to do modeling in New York, 
after her graduation and marriage in June, as her 
husband will be interning in a hospital there. 

Diane Fuller, freshman from Kinston, N. C, is the 
model in the candid camera shot on the cover. 

— T5- 

Glass Notes 

1892 Christiana McFadyen McLauclniin 
December 2, I960 

1894 Agnes Stollings Bridgers 
November, 1960 

1894 Julio Tuck Ashworth 
December, 1960 


1895 Pearl Sydnor White 
November 22, 1960 

1898 Duncan Winston Wales 
November 14, 1960 

1923 Flavella Stockton 

December 20, 1960 

1936 Evelyn Joyce McDowell 
December 1, 1960 

1944 Ruth Johnston Dickerson 
Fall, 1960 

Mr. Bernard J. Pfohl, director of the Moravian Easter Band for 56 years. Miss Groce Keeney, who taught voice at Salem for six years (1920-26) 
died December 5, 1960, aged 94. Our sympathy to his sister, Margaret died in December at Ocrocoke, N. C, where she was living with her 
Pfohl, x-'95, ond his daughter Katherine Pfohl, x'32. sister, Alice K. Rondthaler, '43. 

Carrie Rollins Sevier visited Salem 
last fall and saw Katherine Hanes 
and Mamie Barrow Owen. She was 
returning- to Asheville from a grand- 
son's wedding in Norfolk. She reports 
with sorrow the deaths of Agnes 
Stallings Bridgers and Julia Tuck 
Ashworth. Julia is survived by five 
daughters and six grandchildren. 

Junia Dabbs Whitten wrote that 
despite heart, kidney and eye afflic- 
tions a new doctor's treatments had 
given her a new lease on life. Her 
efforts for the Humane Society in 
Las Cruces, N. Mex., resulted in a 
$1,000 check from a foundation to 
which she wrote. This service gave 
her much ,ioy. 

The son of Grace Lanham Connor 
visited Salem with his wife in De- 
cember to see the school he had 
heard his mother talk about, and got 
in touch with Hazel Dooley Norfleet. 
He lives in Arlington, Va., and has a 
son at the University of N.C. 

Anna McPherson Warren wrote a 
letter to the editor of a Richmond 
paper which was headlined "Salem 
College before Holyoke", since Sa- 
lem's 1772 date of beginning was 
considerably earlier than Holyoke's 
founding in 1837. She also vn-ote to 
Salem wondering about classmates — 
Ida Pritchard Schultz, who was her 
"day keeper" . . . and Virginia Syd- 
nor Graham, for whom she was a 
bridesmaid and saw lots of when 
both were living in New York . . . 
She spoke of Grace Lanham and 
Ethel Jeter, was glad to have Lola 
Hawkins Walker's current address. 

Annie Vest Russell 
.■!032 Rodman St., N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 

Delphine Brown, who lives with her 
sister in Petersburg, Va., reports re- 
covery from an illness. 

Mattiella Cocke Wofford is walk- 
ing again after a hip fracture last 

Carrie Ogburn Grantham gives un- 
selfish devotion to relatives and 
friends in sickness and sorrow . . . 
Henrietta Reid's handwriting is as 
beautiful as ever. 

Happy to hear from Pauline Ses- 
soms Burckel wintering in Carmel, 
Calif. . . . Maud Foy Moore rem- 
inisced on her family staying at the 
Salem Tavern 70 years ago. Her 
father remarried in Salem and later 
purchased and edited the newspaper 

It was good to hear from Bessie, 
Lucy, Julia and Mary Wood — all are 
fine. Girls, you are dear to write, and 
I know of no better way to stay 
young in spirit than to keep in touch 
with Salem and with each other. 
Happy New Year. 

Corinne Baskin Norfleet 
(Mrs. Charles M. ) 
100 Sherwood Forest Rd. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Such a joy to have Christmas 
greetings from Ruth B,l a c k w e 1 1 
Emma Scott, Emma Yeatman, Flor- 
ence Masten and Harriett Barr. 

And news from Julia Barnard 
Hurlburt — who has not been well, and 
Allen is in a rolling chair — but Sara 
and Billy with their families brought 
joy to them at Christmas. 

Mary Culpepper Foreman has had 
flu and a twisted ligament in her 
knee which kept her from driving for 
six weeks. "I'm old and in jail" she 
wrote— but I'll bet by now she is on 
a trip with R o s c o e. She does 

Nat Haynes Rogers had her daugh- 
ter and doctor-husband from Califor- 
nia for the holidays. They attended 
an orthopedic meeting in Miami on 
return trip. 

Traveler Glenn McDonald Roberts 
had Christmas and a happy three 
weeks in Orangeburg, S. C, with 
Daniel, Frances and their three chil- 
dren. Soon she is off to Danville, Va. 

Fan Powers Smith is happy in a 
recent move to Ste. Anne de Bellevue 
(6 Maple Ave., Apt. 61) Canada. She 
is only 20 miles from Jess and her 
family and among many old friends. 

Liza Knox Winters was expecting 
a granddaughter for a Christmas 
gift. Dora had a big party in her New 
Bern home on Dec. 15, which all en- 

My own granddaughter, Kathy 
Norfleet, is to be married in June to 
Kenneth Sisk, a fine young man 
whom we all love. She saiy^s: "Grand- 
mother, you were married at 18, and 
I am 20!" My family of 18 were all 
with me for a happy holiday dinner 

The best of everything in 1961 to 
each of you with my love. 

Mary Louise Gbunert 
fil2 S. Poplar St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Ethel Chaney, class agent, has re- 
minded all classmates to contribute 
to Salem's yearly Alumnae Fund . . . 
Mamie Fulp Levids visited W-S this 
fall. . . 

Our sympathy to Nan Robertson 
Thomas and Maggie Robertson Phil- 
lips, x-03, in the death of their sister 

Rusha Shen-od Fleming's husband 
died in January, 1960. Dr. Fleming 
was a Xray specialist for 50 years in 
Rocky Mount. Rusha lives alone in 
her home at 104 S. Franklin St. 


Maetha Poindexteb 
p. O. Box 2223 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Louise Bahnson Haywood continues 
her musical compositions. Her anthem 
"These are They" will be published 
soon by Carl Fisher of New York. 

Anna Chreitzberg W y c h e spent 
New Year's in Spartanburg with 
relatives. She is still employed at the 
Barringer Hotel in Charlotte, N. C. 

Lucy Dunkley Woolwine recently 
spent two months in Waco, Texas, 
with one of her five daughters. The 
girls are scattered from California, 
N. C, Va. ... to Laos! Lucy looks 
forward to reunion. 

Claudia Hanes Lashmit's heart 
condition retards her usual activity. 
Her sister and niece live with her and 
are a great joy. 

Laura Hairston Penn is busy with 
church and club work. 

Laurie Jones (now at 633 Summit 
St., W-S) spent Christmas with her 
brother and family in Alexandria, 

Annie Mickey Singletary's son, Wil- 
liam, has resigned as VP and director 
of public relations at Wachovia Bank, 
and will establish a consulting firm 
in Princeton. N. J. His wife and chil- 
dren will join him when school closes. 

Lillian Miller Cox enjoys her 
grandchildren, as her son and daugh- 
ter are both married and live here. 

Josephine Parris Reece is at the 
Maryfield Convalescent Home, High 
Point, N. C. and would enjoy hearing 
from Salem friends. Her grand- 
daughter is a Salem freshman. 

Louise Fain Gerry sent a gift to 
Salem along with a new address: 72 
Lawton Road, Needham 92, Mass. . . 
Cleve Stafford Wharton's grand- 
daughter made her debut this fall . . . 
Kate Haynes Lavinder has sold her 
family home and may build a smaller 
house this year. She is now in an 
apartment at 110 Solar St., Bristol, 
Va., near her daughter. 

Ruth Siewers Idol and Chase cele- 
brated their golden wedding anniver- 
sary Oct. 5th. Congratulations! 

Hilda Spruill Williamson failed to 
answer letters sent to both Norfolk 
and Cailf. addresses. She was visiting 
a daughter in Calif., the last time she 
wrote me. 

Cleve Stafford Wharton and hus- 
band are at Plantation Inn, Lake 
Wales, Fla. for January and Feb- 

Bess Speas Coglin still finds her 
hospital work interesting and has no 
thought of retiring. Her son is in 
Korea, and his wife and 4 sons in 
New Jersey are eager for his return. 

Your reporter spent 2 weeks of 
December in the hospital with plebi- 
tis in her right leg, but is up and out 
again now. Please write often, as we 
do want to hear from you — not lose 


Mabel Hinshaw Blackwell 
(Mrs. J. S.) 
1816 Brantley St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Lucy Brown James has sold her 
Greenville, N.C. house and is happily 
settled in Winston-Salem at 807 West 
End Blvd., Apt. 6-C. She has joined 
her two daughters in membership in 
the Home Moravian Church. 

Estelle Harwood Upchurch enjoys 
the BULLETIN and hopes to visit 
Salem soon. 

Celeste Huntley Jackson says "The 
BULLETIN becomes more and more 
interesting, and I read it from cover 
to cover. Only wish for more news 
from '08." She has moved into High 
Point (610 Gatewood Ave.). 

Saidee Robbins Harris is active in 
the Salem Club in Raleigh. 

Glennora Rominger Krieger wrote 
of attending Methodist Mission Con- 
ferences in Indiana and Ohio, after 
enjoying the Virginia Garden Tour 
and Williamsburg in May. 

Sympathy to Marybelle Thomas 
Petty, whose husband David died on 
May 27, 1960. He was buried among 
his Quaker forbears in the cemetery 
in Archdale, N.C. Marybelle con- 
tinues to live in the house they re- 
cently built in Bethlehem, Pa. (R.D. 

Your response to Virginia Keith 
Montgomery's notes about the Alum- 
nae Fund has been most gratifying, 
and she and Salem express thanks 
for your good gifts. 

Dore Korner Donnell and husband 
love living "in the country" at Oak 
Ridge, N. C. They have 3 grandsons 
and 2 granddaughters. 

Octavia Chaires Price made a gen- 
erous gift in memory of her sister, 
Nannie Chaires Hodges, x-07. We 
hope her cataract operation was en- 
tirely successful. 

Mary P. Oliver 
Route #2, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Bertie Langley Cash reports a 
grandson born to her son Jack in 
Calif. Her son, Charles, who lives in 
Denmark, spent Christmas with her 
in Washington. 

Among 65 men listed as Winston- 
Salem's chief policy-makers are the 
husband and two sons of Edith Will- 
ingham Womble. Due to the achieve- 
ments of these leaders in civic and 
cultural affairs, Winston-Salem was 
named an "All American City" in 
the 1960 national competition. 

Mary Howe Farrow hopes that all 
will send a yearly gift to Salem for 
our Lehman Chair endowment. 

Elizabeth Hill Bahnson 
(Mrs. Agnew H.) 
702 W. Fifth St., 
Winston-Salem N. C. 

50th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Letters were wi'itten by local class- 
mates last summer urging a return 

to Salem for 50th Reunion on June 3, 
and asking for data on your families 
and interests. Only 6 of the 26 grad- 
uates have replied, and news of the 
other 20 is desired. Please answer 
and confirm your address to the 
Alumnae Office — and say whether or 
not we may expect you. 

Myrtle Chaney, fund agent, has 
also sent you reminder notes asking 
you to share as generously as you 
can in the Alumnae Fund in this 
Golden Anniversary year. She will 
come from Danville, Va., and hopes 
to see many of you heie. 

Venetia Cox report.? a wonderful 
European trip last summer. "Saw the 
Passion Play in O b e r a m a g a u, 
Shakespearean plays in Stratford, as 
well as operas and "the Follies".^ I 
enjoyed the Scandinavian countries 
most of all. The people are so sturdy 
and calm." Venetia is giving fine 
service to Salem as a district direc- 
tor of alumnae work in eastern Car- 

Kathleen Griffith wrote from Dur- 
ham that she hoped to be at reunion. 
Elsa Haury (address: 213 S. Oliver 
St., Wichita 18, Kansas) is still teach- 
ing voice. Her sister Sue, retired 
from the music faculty of Denison 
University, lives with her. One of 
Elsa's men pupils competed in the 
Metropolitan Opera auditions in 1960. 
"There have been rewards", she 
writes, "over the years, and a num- 
ber of students who are successful 
professionally, and as fine as people 
as they are musicians." Elsa asked 
for news of Emily Hyde Cameron, 
which Salem also desires. 

Beth Abrogast Gudger wrote from 
Charlotte, N.C: "I have sweet mem- 
ories of Salem, tho' I transferred to 
Hollins. I shared an "alcove" with 
Gretchen Clements and remember 
Dicie Howell and Mary Bondurant, 
and still have our club pin! 

"My husband died in 1940, and I 
left Asheville to be near my daugh- 
ter and the two grandchildren. 
Grandson Sam, Davidson graduate, is 
now at the Univ. of Pa. Medical 

Betsy, Sweet Briar '60, is teaching 
in Charlotte. 

"I am director of junior activities 
in the Teen Room of the Myers Park 
Country Club — and love it! My apart- 
ment is across the street from the 
club. Thank you for remembering 
me. It would be lovely to come to 
Salem in June, and I shall try to do 

Louise Getaz Taylor is planning to 
come for reunion from Morristown, 
Tenn. Her son Franklin, who has two 
boys, lives in the same city. Her 
daughter in Greenville, S. C, has two 
children, which add up to four grand- 
children — "who ai'e a continuous joy". 
Louise also reported a wonderful trip 
to Europe in 1960. 

— 17- 

All the rest of 1911 are asked to 
send news to president, Elizabeth 
Bahnson, at the above address. 

Margaret Vaug-hn Vance has a 4th 
grandchild — her namesake, born in 
Dec. The baby's father is Charles 
Vance, Jr., who is secretary of 
Salem's Board of Trustees. 

Elizabeth Hill Bahnson and Agn^^w 
are flying around the world from 
February to May, seeking all thj 
exotic spots one dreams of. 


MiLDHED Harris Fuller 
(Mrs. E. E.) 
104 Rectory St. 
Oxford, N. C. 

A handsome portrait of the late 
Judge Clement, Lizzie Booe's hus- 
band, was recently presented to the 
Forsyth County Court House in 

Our deep sympathy to Marce Goley 
Hunsucker in the November death of 
her husband Frank in High Point. 

Mary Lou Morris Parker and hus- 
band visited their daughter and fam- 
ily in Switzerland last summer .... 
Adele Pemberton has just retired 
from teaching and moved into a new 
home with her sister Mary, x-14. 


Margaret Blair McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Cletus Morgan Blanton retired re- 
cently, after twenty-seven years in 
the office of the Mengel (jompany. 
The great affection felt for her by 
all her associates was expressed at 
two surprise parties. The first cele- 
bration, held in the recreation room 
of the plant, was attended by all the 
company employees, who presented 
Cletus with a large television set. The 
second surprise, a week later, was 
held in the office. Around a coffee 
table gathered the executives and the 
office staff. At this time, Cletus re- 
ceived, as a gift from the Mengel 
Company, a silver sugar bowl and 
cream pitcher, with an engraved tray. 

Nellie Pilkington Johnson wrote of 
going to Raleigh for a Salem luncheon 
there. She added, "This week I have 
done some substitute teaching in our 
Pittsboro High School. I enjoy this 
from time to time. My grand-children 
are in Junior High in Raleigh. My 
grandson was the only member of his 
class to make a straight A in Math." 

Ethel Reich went to Rio de Janeiro 
last June to the meeting of the Bap- 
tist World's Alliance. On the trin she 
visited Panama, Bogota, Quito, Lima, 
Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, 
Sao Paulo, Trinidad and San Juan, 
and came back to Miami by jet. 

Annie Hughes Wilkinson Bean 
wrote a delightful letter. Part of it 
reads as follows: "I wish that I 

could have been at Reunion in 1959. 
I live with my daughter, Nancy, and 
har family. She has a boy (101/2) and 
a girl (7) who is my namesake. My 
son, Charles is in Burlington with 
Kaiser-Roth Hosiery Mills. He has 
one child, a boy, 12 years old. 

This fall I have been busy with the 
Kings' Daughters — (the State Con- 
vention met in Rocky Mount), — and 
the Woman's Club. I enjoy my activi- 
ties in these and also in my church. 
I can always find something to keep 
me busy, so I don't have time to get 
lonely. Now, we are busy selling 
Bloravian cookies in our Salem Alum- 
nae Club here." 

Acnes V. Dodson 
363 Stratford Road, 
Winston-Salem. N. ol 

15th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Salem learned of the death of Ber- 
tha Cox last summer, when her Bull- 
etin came back from Pfeiflfer College, 
where she was employed. Sympathy 
to her sisters. 

Harriet Glover Burfoot's husband 
was reported very ill in the fall. We 
hope he has recovered. 

How many of the 14 graduates will 
be at reunion in June ? 

The Alumnae Office asks for 
addresses of non-grads you may 


Betsy Bailey Eames 

(Mrs. Richard D.) 

Route 3, Bel Air, Maryland 

May Coan Mountcastle had a fam- 
ily Christmas celebration with son 
Kenneth and wife coming from Conn, 
with the two little granddaughters. 
After their visit, May and Kenneth 
went to Florida. 

Helen Wood Beal is happy to have 
daughter Betty and the grandchild 
back in Greensboro. 

Jean Bryan Farquharson's daugh- 
ter, who has been in the Navy for 
some years, mamed a Navy man in 
October, and is in the Orient. 

The last Bulletin prompted a letter 
from Carrie Sherrod Wood reminisc- 
ing about the girls in North Room 
and telling of her three sons and four 
grandchildren. Her husband died in 
1940. Her unmarried son lives with 
her in Enfield. 

The nicest part of Christmas is 
hearing from old friends, like 
"Luisy", Nannie et al. There was a 
delightful picture of Katherine and 
Charlie Howard — with their son and 
his attractive Belgian wife — and a 
picture of Katherine Howard, the 
2nd — a beguiling young lady, who ap- 
pears in the family circle for her 
first Christmas. 

Buddie wrote of a Salem luncheon 
in Charlotte which inspired her so 
she is going to try to form a Salem 
group in Albemarle. 

Our sympathy to Rachel, whose 

husband died in October. She feels 
veiy fortunate in having her son Bill 
and his family in Mount Airy. She 
spent Christmas in Oklahoma with 
daughter Patti, her husband and 
Jieir four sons. 

Ruth Parrish Casa-Emellos, a per- 
sonage of great renown at the New 
York Times, was at Salem last Alum- 
nae Day. "Just the same Ruth — 
tiimmer and young-looking". I hear 
1hat Nita Morgan, who is a secretary 
ac the Mengel Box Co. in Winston, 
looks just as she did when she was 
at Salem. Heavens! I'm afraid to 
.ook in the mirror; there are times 
when I look and feel just under a 

Our sympathy to Clyde who lost 
her sister Beulah in July. Clyde's 
son Bill is professor of Old Testa- 
ment and Greek at Sewanee. 

The two Eames still think this is 
a n:ar Utopia, in spite of the worst 
D cember Maryland has had in years. 
We are so contented that we have 
postponed the exploration of Mary- 
land until later on. Our cat (who 
was a city gal, like me) loves it too. 
She jumps over the brook instead of 
u;ing the bridge and chases the 
sheep on the hillside. 

I hope all have sent your gifts to 
the Alumnae Fund. If not, DO IT 
NOW, while 1961 is still young! 


Marie Crist Blackwood 
(Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 
1116 Briarcliff Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

It was a joy to hear indirectly of 
Eleanor Gates Sparkman. Evelyn 
Allen Trafton visited Hallie, her sis- 
ter, in Sarasota, and in passing 
through Tampa called Eleanor and 
they had a reunion at the airport. 
Quoting Evelyn, "She is just as cute 
and peppy as ever, and we talked 
fast and furiously." Eleanor enjoys 
being a grandmother to her daugh- 
ter's five sons. Her mother, 85, lives 
in Tampa also. Eleanor has taught 
dancing for 13 years and was princi- 
pal at Helen Hill Private School for 
three years. 

Katharine Davis Detmold is coord- 
inator of music and all the choral 
work in the schools of Winston- 
Salem. She enjoys concerts and lec- 
tures at Salem. She plans_to retire 
next year. : 

In celebrating a 35th wedding an- 
niversary, Carmel Rothrock Hunter 
and husband had a wonderful trip. 
They toured the West by plane to 
Washington, to Canada by boat, back 
to the West Coast by bus and flew to 
Hawaii and back. I have itever read 
a:, more enthusiastic letter. Wish I 
could share it with you. 

Mary .Feinister. -Owen is .still with 
her interesting job of hoj.isemother 
in Roanoke Rapids. Ages of girls liv- 
ing in the "Teacherag-e" range from 
just out of college to past retire- 


ment age! She must be a woinlerlul 
influence for her "girls." 

Lucile Henning Baity spends win- 
ters in St. Petersburg, Florida, and 
summers in Winston-Salem, N. C. 
She enjoys visits from the five grand 
children, and says, "We are happy 
and enjoying retirement." 

Sympathy to Henrietta Wilson 
Holland, who lost her husband Roy 
L. Holland, in October. Her address 
is Route 1, Winston-Salem, N. C. Her 
one son is in the Navy. 

Mary Hunter Deans Hackney 
(Mrs. John N.) 
P.O. Box 1476 
Wilson. N.C. 

Maggie Newland and Miss Barton 
rang Le Graham's doorbell in Decem- 
ber. Mag planned to visit Mary 
Hunter in the holidays and see the 
newest grandchild, Ernest Deans 

Le spent the night with Frank 
Ridenhour White after a meeting of 
the Concord Salem Club, of which 
Frank is president. Son Farrell has 
moved his family from Spartanburg 
to Mooresville, and the grandparents 
can keep in closer touch with Farrell, 

Maggie Mae Stockton will have her 
eighth grandchild in January . . . and 
Marion Hines Robbins her first soon. 

Maud Gillmore Lende's Christmas 
letter told of a trip to Mississippi 
last March and a summer visit to 
Colorado to see her daughter, whose 
husband will get his M.A. in Wild 
Life Management this June. She in- 
cluded a poem entitled "Christmas 
Star", which was printed in a moun- 
tain club magazine. 

Edna Cummings Paschal and hus- 
band enjoy trips since his retirement. 
Their son James is with Reynolds 
Metals Co. in Richmond. He has two 
children, Beth, 5, and baby James. 
Beth's visit last summer to the 
grandparents was an event. 

Marjorie Davis Armstrong has 
bought a new, one-story house near 
the Hackneys. She has enough room 
for Joe and his wife to bring their 
four children to visit. Her other son, 
Stafford, and wife Becky are golf 
enthusiasts in Wilson. 

Many in the class will welcome 
news of Nannie Briggs Fleming, 
who was given a recognition dinner 
when she retired from her welfare 
position last year. She now divides 
her time between the daughter in 
Wilson and the one in Greenville, 
S. C. 

Our class shares in the great loss 
sustained by the death of Richard 
Stockton, whose contributions to our 
colleges, our businesses and our state 
were manifold. Our special sympathy 
to Maggie May and Ralph Stockton 
in the December death of their 

Pearl Roberts Casteen is spending 
a second year in Switzerland, as the 
blind twin granddaughters are mak- 
ing such fine progress at the school 
in Lausanne. Their mother, Bet'y 
Casteen Wright, brought the other 
four children over last fall. They and 
Pearl have an apartment and the 
twins visit them each weekend. 

Gladys Sherrill Jone? came to the 
Salem luncheon in Statesville planned 
by her daughter-in-law, who is an 
alumnae chairman. 

Won't someone volunt report 

class news to Salem ? 


Elva M. Temi-leton 
202 S. Academy St. 
Gary, N. C. 

40th Reunion— June .3, 1961 

Class news was covered so com- 
pletely in the fall, there is little to 
add other than to urge all to come to 
Salem in June, 

Alice Robinson Dickerman, who 
was married in 1959, is wintering in 
Flo; Ida. She and Don have a house- 
boat-trailer at Eau Gallic. Alice 
hopes to locate Salem friends in 
Florida. The Dickermans are agents 
for Pick-Up-and-Carry Boats. 

Sarah Watt Stokes and William 
spent Christmas in Birmingham with 
daughter and the three grandchil- 

Ted Wolff Wilson, our roving am- 
bassador, will go next to South 
America in May. She will visit 
friends in Panama and make stops 
at some of the Caribbean Islands. 

I enjoyed a Christmas tea in Maidie 
Beckerdite Walton's beautiful home 
in Raleigh. She has two lawyer sons, 
one located in Gastonia. 

I am especially eager to have news 
from those I have not yet heard from, 
as well as new reports from the 
others. My write-up must be at Sa^ 
lem by March 1st. We are interested 
in each one of you, and hope that 
many will come to Salem for re- 
union. A report on what's happened 
in the past 40 years is wanted on 
each one. I shall be glad to compile 
it from what you send me. Civic, 
church and household affairs keep me 
busy since retirement from teaching. 

MAGf-iE May Robbinr Jones 

2n) (Mrs. Lvman C.) 
^ 1.501 Beal St. 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 

As First Vice President of our 
Alumnae Association it has been a 
pleasure to see some classmates in 
my travels over NC, and those not 
present at district meetings were 
missed. In the past 2 years, I have 
had visits with Hattie Moseley Hen- 
ry, Mary Shepard Parker Edwards, 
Margaret Stevens Whitt, Hennie Ma- 
lone Brannock and Helen Coble. 

Christmas greetings came from 
Nina Sue Gill Williamson, Annie T. 
Archbell Gurganus, Sarah Lingle 
Garth, Gertrude Coble Johnson, Mil- 
dred Parrish Morgan, Sarah Boren 
Jones, Helen Everett McWhorter and 
Ruth Raub Stevens. 

Helen McWhorter's son, a captain 
in AF, married in November and is 
in Anchorage, Alaska . . . Ruth Stev- 
ens' son is a neurologist in Park- 
Davis' research department. 

Before Miriam Efird Hoyt's son 
entered Woodberry Forest last fall, 
the family trio had a trip to Europe. 

Mary Shepard reports Jack's recov- 
ery from an illness last fall 

Georgia Riddle Chamblee was gi'eat- 
ly improved by an operation at Duke. 

Where are our missing members ? 
We are interested in news from each 
of ycu. Please mail me a list of your 
children, grandchildren and your ac- 
tivities. With this information, I will 
make up a class report which I know 
you will welcome. 

Let's be the first class to contri- 
bute 100% to the Alumnae Fund. 
Your dollars are needed and your 
gifts — large or small — will help Sa- 
lem, as the first question asked by 
foundations from which Salem seeks 
grants is: "What percentage of your 
alumnae contribute regularly?" 

Start oft' 1961 by mailing your 
check to the Alumnae Office and by 
reporting your news to me. 

EniTH Hanes Smith 

213 '.Mrs. Albert B.) 
Q) Bo.\ .■!27. 

Jonesboro, Ga 

Response to the 1923 Memorial 
Scholarship has been gratifying. Since 
it was started in Sept., 15 persons 
have given $.384.00. We hope for a 
100% response by May. The gener- 
ous amounts sent indicate your inter- 
est in this project and are greatly ap- 

We share Elizabeth Pfohl Camp- 
bell's pride in her son Ben, who has 
won a Rhodes scholarship for two 
years at Oxford University, 1961-63. 
Ben is a senior at Williams College 
in Mass., majoring in political sci- 
ence. He plans to be an Episcopal 
minister, "interested in the problem 
of the Christian statesman". His 
twin brother is at Roanoke College in 
Virginia. Elizabeth's step-son and 
step-daughter are both married. 

We grieve to report the death of 
Flavella Stockton on Dec. 20, 1960. 
after an illness of a year. Her name 
is added to Elizabeth Connor and 
Ruth Reeves, whose memory we 
honor in our Class Scholarship. 

Katherine Denny Home's daughter 
Flora received her M.A. at Yale in 
1960, and is studying this year in 
Berlin on a Fulbright grant. She will 
complete her doctorate in German 
literature on her return to Yale. 

Julia Hairston Gwynn and son Lash 


enjoyed relatives in Chattanooga, 
Winston-Salem and Virginia on a 
September vacation. 

Dorothy Kirk Dunn and Brenner 
and Albert and I lunched with E. Z. 
and her sister-in-law Jessie in Bre- 
vard in Oct. The Smiths went on to 
Asheville for a library meeting- and 
came home via Chapel Hill to see 
Albert, Jr.'s family — just 400 miles 
out of the way! The Kirks had their 
son and family from Falls Church, 
Va. for Christmas; also daughter 
Dorothy Clay, her husband and Deb- 
bie from around the corner in At- 

Alice Lyerly Bost and Cecil re- 
turned from Jamaica in time for 
Christmas with children and grand- 
children. Cecil, Jr.'s daughter is 
named for Elizabeth Connor. He has 
two boys also, and Alice, Jr. has a 
little boy. 

Bright McKemie Johnson and 
Frank spent Christmas in Atlanta 
with friends; then Frank went to 
Florida to visit a sister, and Bright 
to Alabama to see brother Bill. Al- 
bert and I had dinner with them on 
Christmas Eve. 

Mabel Pollock Law is happy over 
a second gi-andson, born Nov. 7. The 
Laws spent Christmas with Sarah 
and her two in Burlington. 

Jo Shaffner Requiam and Rick en- 
joy their new home, and Jo gives 
much time to Home Church activities. 
Margaret Whitaker Home sees 
daughter Elizabeth's three children 
often in Durham. Her Prances still 
teaches in Salem's School of Music. 

2. Nettie .A.llen Thomas Voces 
/jl (Mrs. Henry E.) 
TT .304 Kentucky Ave. 
Alexandi'ia, Va. 

Adelaide Armfield Hunter's daugh- 
ter, Sallie Millis, was the June bride 
of William Felton McLaughlin of 
Scarsdale, N.Y. 

Ellie Shaffner Guthrie's second 
grandchild (and namesake) had a 
first birthday in Nov. 

Mary Bradham Tucker, a district 
chairman for Salem, put on a lovely 
luncheon meeting in Edenton last 
fall . . . Laura Howell Norden serves 
Salem similarly in the Wilmington 

Edith Hunt Vance's son. Dr. Jo- 
seph A. Vance, Jr., was married Dec. 
21st to a charming girl in Fai-mville, 
Va., where he has located. Marjorie 
Hunt Shapleigh came from Conn, for 
the wedding. Her husband Ted joined 
her and Christmas at the Vances was 
a gala time, with the bride and groom 
sharing the spotlight with the two 
granddaughters. Edith's daughter 
moved to Hartford, Conn, in August, 
when Dr. Hawkins joined the med- 
ical department of an insurance firm. 
Her little girls are picture-book chil- 
dren . . . Both of Mai-jorie's daugh- 
ters are married. This fall she visited 

her Eunice and her two baby girls in 
Fort Wayne, Ind., and Deborah, a 
recent bride, in Cleveland, Ohio. The 
Shapleighs are booked on the GRIPS- 
HOLM for a summer cruise to the 
North Cape, Scandinavia and Russia. 

Ducky James Moore is Salem's best 
publicity agent in Greenville, N.C. 
As a club president, she entertains 
prospective students when daughter 
Ann, a Salem junior, brings class- 
mates home with her. A German 
student was their Thanksgiving- 
guest. Ann made her debut in Raleigh 
last fall. She is a lovely girl and a 
good student. 

Everyone reading this is urged to 
send news by March, and to advise 
Salem of addresses of classmates. 
Too many of the non-grads are lost 
in the Alumnae Office. Please help us 
set the record straight. 


Elizabeth Parker Roberts 
(Mrs. B. W.) 
1603 W. Pettigrew St. 
Durham, N. C. 

Janie Kestler Bell wrote from St. 
Petersburg that she and Victor spend 
some time in Florida since he retired. 
They have eight grandchildren. The 
other part of the year they spend in 

Irene McMinn Cantrell has 5 chil- 
dren, a daughter and a son are mar- 
ried. Her son, a Lt. Comd. in the 
Navy, is working on a master's de- 
gree in Meteorology in California. 
She has three grandchildren. She also 
has two sons who are working in 
Brevard and a daughter, who finishes 
Brevard High School in 1961. Irene 
was ill last year and lost the use of 
her right hand but is much better 
now. She and Elizabeth Zachary 
Vogler drove to Texas last spring 
for a cousin's wedding. 

Edna Parrish Clegg and husband 
have returned from a trip to the 
West Coast and British Columbia. 
Her special interests are two little 
grandsons who live in Mount Holly 
whom she sees daily. She does church 
work, belongs to three clubs and 
takes part in community activities. 

At a District Meeting of Salem 
Alumnae in Raleigh in October. El- 
len Wilkinson Blackwell and Ermine 
Baldwin Hampton and I sat together. 
Ermine works at the State Depart- 
ment of Archives. It was fun to see 
both of them again. Ellen was thor- 
oughly enjoying the political cam- 

Frances Young Ryan and Perry 
are planning a wonderful trip to 
Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land in 
the spring. They spent Thanksgiving 
in New York enjoying theatres and 

Elgie Nance Myers and Noah en- 
joyed a trip to New Orleans, to see 
their doctor son and his wife. Dr. 
Myers is doing a special study in 
cardiology at Charity Hospital. Elgie 

says she has the cutest baby grand- 
son you ever saw. 

Daisy Lee Glasgow toured Europe 
last summer and attended the World 
Confederation of Organizations of the 
Teaching Profession in Amsterdam. 
Lois Crowell Howard's husband has 
been ill for several months but is 
now convalescing at home. She has 
been close at home except for a trip 
to Charlottesville, Va. to help her 
daughter and her doctor son-in-law 
decide on one of several houses to 

Eleanor Tipton's daughter, Cath- 
arine and family have moved to Sa- 
lemburg and she sees her five 
grandchildren often. The twin girls 
(two years old) are so sweet. 
Eleanor's son and wife have been 
transferred to Pittsboro, and Eleanor 
and Robert have moved into the new 
house that her son had just com- 

Mary Hill's youngest son is a 
senior in Lumberton High School 
this year. All three sons will be in 
college next year. 

Sophia Hall Hawkins writes from 
Charlotte that Jim Jr., an electrical 
engineer, has a scholarship with 
Westinghouse, specializing in Indus- 
trial Sales. He is married, has no 
children and lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Her daughter, Caroline, has three 
children — Keith, 4; Julia, 3; and 
Robin, 14 months. Janet is a junior 
at WC UNC. 

Polly Hawkins, our president, Daisy 
Lee Glasgow, class Fund Agent; and 
I hope that each of you have all sent 
a contribution to the 1960-61 Alum- 
nae Fund. Our gifts this year are 
in memory of Elizabeth Leight Tut- 
tle, whose July death saddened us all. 
A poi-trait of Elizabeth was hung in 
the Home Demonstration Building in 
W-S this fall. 

Our sympathy to Bessie Ramsaur 
Harris whose husband died last 
March in Jacksonville, Fla. Bessie 
has a son and daughter. 

Hannah Weaver Johnson moved in 
June to 648 Lakeshore Drive, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. Her daughter married a 
Naval oflicer and lives in Niantic, 
Conn. Hannah hopes to see Salem 
friends now that she is back in N. C. 

Margaret Wellons Dufty confirmed 

her address (145 Wilson Place, 
Freeport, N. Y.) and said: "Our 
daughter, '59 graduate of Bucknell 
University, is at Cornell Medical 
Center and working on her M.A. at 
Columbia also. Our son is a junior 
at Williams College in Mass. 

Elizabeth White McMillan and Tom 
have bought a house — 308 East 10th 
St., Greenville, N. C. She has one 
son; her husband is a tobacconist. 


Every time the mailman brings me 
a missive from any of you, I am so 
glad that I volunteered to be the 
class correspondent. Trips and grand- 
children seem to be the dominant 
note of this issue. 

35th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

No response has come to Salem's 
plea for leadership in planning re- 
union. Class spirit can be revived only 
with your interest and aid. Who will 
ask for a class list and write a re- 
union round-up? 

Rosa Caldwell Sides teaches in 
Concord . . . Rachel Davis' daughter 
Harriette married Lt. L. Wilde of 
the Marine Corps December 2nd and 
Rachel gave a big party for the 

Elizabeth Reynolds' yearly Christ- 
mas poem was welcomed at Salem. 

Anna Southerland Everett has been 
most gracious in trying to organize a 
Salem club in Asheville. 

Janice Warner Davidson, as the ef- 
ficient hostess of the Magnolia Room, 
arranges many parties at Wake 
Forest College. 


Margaret Hartsell 
196 S. Union St., 
Concord, N. C. 

Sarah Bell Major and family drove 
West last summer to bring daughter 
Dean back to Salem from her job at 
Yellowstone Park. 

Bessie Clark Ray's youngest daugh- 
ter married recently — also Lucile 
Hart McMillian's son. 

Mig-non F o r d h a m Zimmerman's 
daughter is a Salem freshman. 

Ruth Pfohl Grams has moved into 
a lovely new manse at 7349 Via 
Amorita, Downey, Calif. 

The Moravian Church is growing 
rapidly under Dr. Roy's ministry. A. 
P. Shaffner Slye's son Bill married 
a Virginia girl in Sept. He is a law- 
yer in Cleveland, Ohio. John, the 
younger son, is in the Army. 

Anna Addison Ray is state secre- 
tary of AAUW in Georgia. 


Belle Graves Whitaker's son Allen 
was a debutante's escort during the 
holiday season. Belle has enjoyed hav- 
ing her three grandchildren and 
daughter in Rocky Mount while her 
son-in-law, a Captain in the Marines, 
was in Japan. 


Allen whose son "Buzz" was killed by 
lightning in June, just prior to his 
marriage. Her older son is married 
and has a child. 

Ruth Marsden is back at the Bible 
Institute in Toccoa Falls, Ga. 

Frances Hahn has remarried since 
Mr. Beck's death, and is Mrs. Herbert 
L. Marshall of Germanton, N. C. 

Athena Blake Han'Bury 
(Mrs. Fred H., Jr.) 
R.F.D. #2, Box 409 
Farmville, Va. 

Mildred Fleming Councilor wrote 
that daughter Joan's wedding in Sept. 
was "fabulous". Her other daughter 
Suzie works in her extremely fashion- 
able "Nancye Fleming Shop" in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Louise Swaim lost her father in 
Sept. . . . Mary Neal Wilkins Jackson 
is in Chapel Hill until June. 

Churchill Smith Jenkins' daughter 
is president of Salem's student body 
. . . Margaret Sells left Taiwan in 
July for health reasons. She and her 
mother visited Dr. and Mrs. Nelson 
Bell in Montreat for some months, 
under Dr. Bell's care. 

Lucille Hassell Montgomery lives in 
Winnetka, 111. Her husband Kenneth 
is a lawyer in Chicago. They have 
three boys and a girl. Lucille is active 
in League of Women Voters and in 
music circles. She was on a commit- 
tee which brought to Chicago a string 
quartet which was a great success. 


Doris Kimel 

216 Westover Terrace 

Greensboro, N. C. 


Ernestine Thies 
.32.5 Hermitage Road 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 

Anne Hairston and sister Ruth are 

at Ft. Lauderdale for several months. 

Our sympathy to Doris Shirley 

30th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Salem wants to know who's doing 
what about reunion? 

Daisy Lee Carson Latham teaches 
social studies in Bethel high school 
and is supervisor of student teachers 
at East Carolina College. Two sons, 
William and Walter, are studying 
medicine at UNC, son Harry is Duke- 
bound, when he finishes high school, 
and Charlotte, a 4th grader, is a 
future Salemite. 

Mary Catherine Siewers Mauzy's 
son, Courtney, Jr., will marry Grace 
Pettyjohn of Lynchburg, Va., after 
graduation from Washington and Lee 
in June. 

Millicent Ward McKeithen's second 
son, Ward, was married in January 
to Elizabeth Wildman of W-S. Ward 
is studying law at Duke. 

Leonore Wilder Rankin wrote : 
"Here we are in Tripoli, Libya. My 
husband is stationed at Wheelus AFB, 
the largest air base outside the U. S. 
Living in North Africa is an inter- 
esting experience. Tell Edith Kirk- 
land that this is one '31 graduate who 
will be at reunion if we are back in 
the States by June." 

Gertrude Templeman Gladding at- 
tended a Salem meeting in Atlanta. 
She has a girl and two boys. 

Grace Brown Frizzelle is serving 
Salem well as a district chairman. 
Her meeting at Raleigh's Country 
Club was a happy occasion. 

Elizabeth McClaugherty Harrell's 
address is wanted at Salem, Who 
knows it? 

Mary Elizabeth Meeks Bryan of 
Tarboro is on the English faculty of 
the new Wesleyan College in Rocky 
Mount teaching freshman composition 
and conducting a writing laboratory. 
After two years at Salem, she 
finished at WC UNC, and took an 
M.A. in English from East Carolina 
College. She taught English and 
French in Tarboro for seven years, 
has done youth work in summer 
camps of the Episcopal Church, and 
been active in NCEA, NEA work. 
Her husband William D. Bryan is a 
7-UP bottler in Tarboro. 

Sarah Davis 

922 West End Blvd.. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Martha Owen Fletcher and family 
returned to California this fall. Ad- 
dress: 2435 lone St., Sacramento 25. 

Mary Thomas Liipfert's son, Bailey, 
Jr. recently mai-ried Nancy Evans 
(Salem x58) of Nashville, N. C. He 
is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of 
UNC, '59, now in the Naval Reserve. 
Mary's daughter made her debut in 
W-S in December. 

Rachel Bray Smith wrote: "I wish 
my check could be written for $20,- 
000 ! My daughter Shannon is a happy 
junior at Salem after summer travels 
in Europe with Jess Byrd and her 
college group, Robert, Jr., graduates 
from Duke Divinity School this year 
and expects to receive his appoint- 
ment in the Methodist Church in 
June. My husband and I are busy 
with church work and enjoy fishing 
trips. I have kept up my music by 
playing- the organ in churches and 
schools and by teaching a few pupils 
now and then." 

Kathleen Adkins Blackwell still 
teaches 3rd grade in Pine Hall. Our 
sympathy in the loss of her father, 
also an uncle and aunt. 

Margaret Ashburn Caldwell re- 
ports: "Husband Frank is credit 
manager with Firestone Tire Co. in 
Charlotte; daughter Mary Lynn a 
senior at Meredith; twins David and 
Douglas are high school seniors. I 
teach kindergarten at Trinity Pres- 
byterian Church." 

Maggie Holleman Richardson says: 
"Interesting days filled with teach- 
ing English and Spanish, making a 
home for J. O. and our four sons who 
carry on the farming for their 
banker-farmer father, and all of us 
busy with our church's work." 

Sara Lindsay seems to have re- 

—21 — 

turned to Lilesville, N. C. Is she 
teaching at home? 

Beth Norman Whitaker's daug'hter- 
who attends the Academy — made her 
debut in December. 

Alice Stough comments: "No great 
achievements from the Stough girls". 

Bessie Lee Welborn Duncan tells 
of a granddaughter born Nov. 10th 
to Jane Duncan King, Academy, '55, 
whom they hope will be a Salem girl. 
Her son is a pilot, and she flies with 
him often. She went to Florida for 
bass fishing in January. 

Marguerite Pierce Shelton said: 
"My son, NC State '58, lives in 
Indiana; my daughter is 11. I visited 
Emily Boger Richards in Albemarle 
this fall, and with Adelaide Foil Mor- 
rison at the beach. Saw Jo Grimes 
Bragg of Plymouth at a Salem lunch- 
eon. My life in Ayden is filled with 
family," church, school and bridge 

Your reporter is discouraged with 
only six replies to my 20 prepaid- 
return cards. 

(Mrs. John S.) 
28.30 Forest Drive 
Winston-Salem. N. C. 

Frances Adams Hopper — in a Sept. 
letter to Miss Covington said: "Hop 
has had a rough ten months in and 
out of hospitals. I am enjoying my 
work as home economist for the gas 
company in Boise — demonstrations, 
radio and TV, and public relations. 
Martha is enjoying kindergarten." 

Ann Vann Sweet is busy with 
church and PTA in Atlanta. Her sons 
are 14 and 9. 

Adelaide Trotter Reece 
(Mrs. John C.) 
220 Riverside Drive 
Morganton, N. C. 

25th Reunion— June 3, 1961 

Write President Adelaide at above 
address about reunion attendance. 

Agnes Brown Beck is busy in 
Atlanta with her son and daughters 
Leigh and Lane. 

Margaret Sears Michael wrote : 
"Looking forward to reunion. My 
four wonderful children are all in 
school — from junior at UNC down to 
first grader." 

V. "T. Thompson was in Statesville 
this summer recovering from an ill- 
ness. Adelaide Reece and family went 
to see her and also Nancy McNeely 
Barham in Asheboro. Nancy has en- 
larged her house to take care of her 
five children and their friends. Ade- 
laide's daughter is a junior at Salem 


Ethel HrcHFMrTH Perry 
(Mrs. Daniel T.) 
Box 8 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

appoint a successor, or herself com- 
pile the news you send to her. 

Alma Cline Johnson, after her hus- 
band's sudden death in June, returned 
to Winston-Salem. She is doing social 
work with the Court of Domestic Re- 
lations. Her only daughter is mar- 
ried and living in Charlotte. 

Marguerite Goodman Gould of New 
York is interested in the Academy 
for her daughter. 

Hazel McMahan says 1960 was a 
red-letter year in her piano teaching: 
21 of her pupils won 24 superior 
ratings in the State Federation of 
Music CJubs auditions . . . and she 
is the proud owner of a Buiek. 


No Correspondent, since Caroline 
Diehl Alsbaugh resigned in Novem- 
ber. President Ethel Perry should 

Virginia Lee Cowper's husband, 
Albert, is a new judge of the Eighth 
Judicial District. They have two sons 
in Kinston. 

Jijsephine Gribbin Northrup says: 
"This is our second year in North 
Andover, Mass. My husband, an Epis- 
copal clergyman, is on the faculty of 
the Brooks School. There's never a 
dull moment with 200 boys around. 
We have 2 girls and 2 boys of our 

Martha McNair Turnow 
(Mrs. W. H.) 
31.", Prince St.. 
Laurinbur-^, N. C. 

Since I did not send out a request 
for news, I can only pass on news of 
those heard from at Christmas. 

Sara Pinkston Berry's husband, 
Bob, was in the hospital for a disc 
operation. Her older son is at Dar- 
lington School for Boys. 

Lois Morgan Johnson, '38 sent a 
photo of her four attractive children 
in West End, N. C. 

Frances Turnage Stillman is busy 
with church, school, etc. Her Judy is 
quite the young lady now. 

Worthy Spence Gardner, Max and 
their four children are still in Alex- 
andria. How about some news. 

Prances Watlington Wilson was in 
N. Y. in October. She sang in "The 
Messiah" at Elon College and High 
Point this year. She sent a grand pic- 
ture of herself and daughter Fran. 

Virginia Bruce Davis Bradley and 
Mick are at 3833 Churchill Circle, 
Durham. They built a home in the 
fall, and are becoming Tar Heels. 

Jo Hutchison Fitts' daughter, 
Agnes, is president of the freshman 
class at Randolph Macon. Jo teaches 
Math at Wiley Junior High. 

Your correspondent stays busy 
with children, church, PTA, president 
of Women's Organization of Country 
Club, and golf and bridge when pos- 

Margaret Morrison (.Iliillet 
(Mrs. Albert. Jr.) 
U27 Belgrave Place. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

I am sorry that a mix-up over the 
dates caused us to have no news in 
the last Bulletin. Also, everyone was 
busy with Christmas I didn't get too 
much response to my cards this time. 
If you ever have news to share, please 
send it to my address above. 

I was delighted with a letter from 
Virginia Breakell Long and a picture 
of her handsome family. She should 
have been at the reunion as she looked 
so good in the picture. She says that 
Ella Walker hasn't changed either. 
Virginia is busy with Red Cross, 
Sunday School, gardening, sewing, 
golf and bridge. I'm glad she got away 
from the routine for a trip to New 
York. I was so sorry to hear of the 
death of her father. Also, Louise 
Norris has lost her Mother since last 
class report. 

Ella Walker Mitchell's activities 
made my head swim. I was particu- 
larly impressed with the mention of 
her making beautiful altar cloths for 
the church. Her eldest son attends 
Christ Church School. 

I ran into Helen Lineback Chad- 
wick before Christmas and she was 
f+ill aglow over her European trip. 
They visited thirteen countries, saw 
the Passion Play and Opera in Rome. 
Martha Rawlings Hodgin has a 
beautiful new home in Charlotte. It 
is just right for the lovely parties 
she is noted for giving. 


Marvel Campisell Shore 
(Mrs. A. T.) 
4002 Dogwood Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

2Cth Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Ruth Ashburn Kline moved to 
Chattanooga in Dec. . . . Betsy Hill 
Wilson's family had the first Christ- 
mas in their newly built house in 
W-S. Both daughters are in new 
schools this year . . . Martha Hine 
Orcutt has a girl and two boys in 
Burlington. She and E. Sue Shore en- 
joyed meeting at a Salem meeting 
there in the fall. 

Katharine King Bahnson's 3-day 
Junior League regional meeting in 
W-S was a great success. The W-S 
League has restored an old Salem 
house for its headquarters and rent 
an apt. in it to the head of Salem's 

Margaret Patterson Wade flew to 
Honolulu with Charles, when he was 
guest speaker there. They had dinner 
with Lee Rice Love and John in Calif. 
. . . Ruth Thomas Pharr (3 children?) 
are in Plymouth, N. C, where her 
husband is pastor of the Presbyterian 

Every person reading this is urged 
to send family data to the Alumnae 
Office along with address, so that 
this information may be shared be- 
fore Reunion. 



Marguerite Bettinger Walker 

(Mrs. J. J.) 

2305 Claridge Circle 

South Charleston. W. Va. 

The Class seems beyond the Sound 
Barrier. Who will break through 
with news? 

Dr. William H. Boyce, husband of 
Doris Shore, is the new director of 
urology surgery at Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine. They have three 

Sympathy to Marion Norris Gra- 
barek and Annette Chance Jones — 
whose mother died recently. 

Mariam Boyd Tisdale visited Salem 
with her two sons in Dec. enroute to 
Warrenton from her home in Bir- 
mingham, Mich. Her lawyer husband 
is with Ford Motor Co. 

Doris Schaum Walston 
(Mrs. D. Stuart) 
1000 W. Nash St., 
Wilson, N. C. 

Elizabeth Bernhardt Good has had 
a "full year". She taught French and 
Spanish in Hendersonville High 
School, despite two pre-school chil- 
dren and another on the way! In June 
they sold their house and moved to 
Lenoir, as Joe joined her brother's 
commercial photography business. In 
August she had twins, so there are 
now 5 children, three boys and two 
girls. Send congratulations to 111 N. 
Sharon Rd., Lenoir, N.C. 

Kathrine Port went to Dayton, 
Ohio, last March as librarian of a 
surburban branch. 

Mary Louise Rhodes Davis' Xmas 
card pictured her attractive daughter 
and son. 

Nancy Stone Watkins moves often. 
Lynchburg, Va. seems to be her pre- 
sent home . . . Louise Taylor Scott — 
back from Ohio — is permanent now 
in Pfafftown, N. C. 

Becky Howell says: "Still teaching 
English (and French, this year also) 
at Rockingham High School." .... 
Mary Alderson Kearns, in Atlanta, 
has two boys and a girl, Laura, born 
June 3, 1960. 


Betty Grantham Barnes 
(Mrs. Knox M.) 
2303 Rowland Ave. 
Lumberton, N. C. 

Mary Ellen Byrd Thatcher's first 
Christmas in her new house was a 
happy one. (1282 Paces Forest Dr., 
Atlanta 5, Ga.) A card shows three 
handsome children. She is busy with 
church, PTA and Girl Scouts. 

Adele Chase Seligman looked in on 
Salem when she came with her hus- 
band on a business trip. Her three 
girls are beauties, and she as stylish 
as ever. She and Malcolm go to Am- 
sterdam and Vienna this spring. 

Frances Crowell Watson presided 
graciously at a luncheon in Hickory 
which Dr. Gramley and Miss Marsh 
attended. She is a district chairman 

for Salem. Mildred Garrison Cash 
came from Morganton. 

Nell Denning had a trip to Swit- 
zerland and Spain this fall. 

I enjoyed Mary Fory-Duval Gil- 
lette's company at a Salem luncheon 
in Laurinburg; and heard that Jane 
Frazier Coker sang at the Charlotte 

Kathleen Phillips Richter and Ricky 
when in NYC in Oct. had visits with 
Adele and Marie Griffin Snoddy. 

At a golf meeting in Fayetteville 
I ran into Lucy Sheffield Crossley, 
x48, of Wilmington . . . and in South- 
ern Pines I saw Betty Goslen Gull- 
edge of Raleigh. Her husband is with 
Wachovia there. It was fun to say 
"Aren't you a Salem girl?" I hadn't 
seen them in 15 years! By the way, 
I won a prize at the Pine Needles 
golf meet. 

Is Rachel Pinkston Martin back in 
Arlington, Va. ? No news from her 
in years. 

When Molly B o s e m a n Bailey 
brought her 2 boys from Texas last 
summer, Genny Frasier Ives visited 
her in Rocky Mount. 

Mary Frances McNeely's girls have 
the beauty of their May Queen 

Helen Phillips Cothran's Cindy and 
Chip are in school and kindergarten, 
so baby Melissa is her main home 
companion. In Concord also is Ellen 
Hearne Miller with two boys. 

Nona Lee Cole Tucker wrote Nell 
that Hurricane Donna destroyed their 
house and possessions in Marathon, 
Fla., and her husband's jewelry store 
is just beginning to get back its 

Lucile Newman's work is advertis- 
ing; her hobby — sport cars. 

Lou Stack Huske 
(Mrs. Ben R., Ill) 
1101 Arsenel Ave. 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

1.5th Reunion— June 3, 1961 

Lou was elected president at re- 
union five years ago, but Salem 
hasn't had a word from her. The 
same sad fact applies to other offi- 
cers. Is anybody going to do any- 
thing about reunion this June ? Some- 
body please write to the Alumnae 

Rosalind Clark gives teaching as 
her occupation in Atlanta. 

Nancy Ridenhour Dunford and B.C. 
delight audiences as duo-pianists. 
They are ministers-of-music at the 
Methodist Church in Concord He con- 
tinues to compose, and Nancy teaches 

Nancy Snyder Johnson has moved 
into a new home at 3074 Carolina 
Ave., S.W., Roanoke, Va. 

Martha B. Willard Brenton and 4 
children visited in W-S last summer. 
Dr. Harold is a heai-t specialist in 
Mason City, Iowa. 

Betsy Casteen Wright writes from 

Switzerland: "Five of the 6 children 
are in school. I am studying- French 
along with them and keeping them 
abreast of their English subjects. 
The twins come from boarding school 
every weekend. Their French is very 
good, and they are now taking Ger- 
man. We have a large apartment and 
nice English neighbors who are em- 
ployed in the Nestle plant in Vevey." 

Pat Patterson Gurkin has two 
children, both in school, and a new 
house in Plymouth, N. C. She works 
in a clinic as trained nurse for three 

Elizabeth Willis White has re- 
signed as class reporter because the 
three Whites will be in Europe for 
six months. They flew to Spain in 
February and will visit Switzerland 
and Paris before settling down in 
London, where Dr. White has a fel- 
lowship for research on the 18th cen- 
tury novel. His book, Fanny Burney, 
Novelist, was published last August. 
Elizabeth and little Sloan are happy 
to be included in his literary pilgrim- 

Jane Angus White has moved her 
three children from Charleston to 
1354 Bailey St., Norfolk 3, Va. for 
two years. Her husband is a Lt. 
Cmdr. in the Navy. 


Eva Martin Bullock 
Westview Ct. Apt. 300B 
Salisbury. N. C. 

Becky Clapp Ollinger has been 
editing medical pubications for UNC 
this fall, but is changing her job in 

Aren't we proud of Anne Folger's 
career, so ably described by Peggy 
Davis Winston, 48, in the fall BULL- 

The Brames Xmas card showed 
Mary Hunter, Bill, two fine boys AND 
the husky baby son. 

Sympathy to Sara Coe Marshall in 
the recent death of her father. 

Artist Moore continues to win 
prizes with her paintings. 

Agnes Quinerly married William 
Cabot Monk on Dec. 29. He is VP of 
a tobacco company. They live at 301 
W. Church St., Farmville, N. C. 

Lucy Scott O'Brien and Ed will 
buy a house soon in Louisville, Ky. 

Ruth Scott Jones did a fine job for 
Salem at an alumnae luncheon in 

Virtie Stroup is reporter of church 
news for the W-S Sentinel. 

Joanne Swasey Foreman is active 
in her Virginia community as pres- 
ident of the home demonstration club, 
spiritual growth chairman for Women 
of the Church, and teacher of a 
teen age Sunday School class. She 
also does the weekly church bulletins. 

Marion Hall McTyre has recently 
moved to W-S. She has 3 daughters. 

Under Anne Barber Strickland's 
presidency of the W-S Junior League, 
the Timothy Vogler House in Old 


Salem has been restored— a $26,000 

Plelen Reynolds Scott has been 
found in Waynesboro, Va. Jenkins is 
an engineer with Dupont. They have 
one son. 

Margaret Nichols has been with 
the State Dept. in Washington for a 
long time . . . Evelyn Shield O'Neal 
located in Little Silver, N. J. 

Your reporter spent December in 
a Salisbury hospital with pneumonia. 
Since I was unable to send cards out, 
let me say Happy New Year and 
thank you for news. 

Frances Carr Parker wrote of a 
new daughter. Holly Eleanor, who 
joined the family in December, and 
is a merry addition to the other three 
children — Cindy, 6, Henry, 3, and 
Honey, 1%. 

Martha Heitman Gascoigne's little 
Lillian made news in the Salisbury 
paper at Halloween by ringing- door- 
bells and giving — instead of getting 

Mary Linn Woodson and Jim at- 
tended Governor Sanford's inaugura- 
tion and ball in Raleigh. 

Hallie McLean's Christmas card 
showed the Parker parents and their 
five handsome children. 

Ticka Senter Morrow resigned her 
church secretary job last year. Her 
boys are 4th and 6th graders. 

Margaret West Paul wrote: "Car- 
olyn was married last summer, so 
now I have a fine son-in-law. Bob 
and I went to South Dakota this fall 
for pheasant hunting; also enjoyed 
being with Betsy John and Brooke 
for three football weekends." 

Trixie Ziglar Joyce told of church 
and club work along with home in- 

Pat Crommelin Longely vreote: 
"We enjoy our Little Theatre group; 
Dwight acts and I paint sets. Have 
also painted murals in friends' 


Marilyn Watson Massey 
222 Perrin Place 
Charlotte 7, N. C. 

My reliance on you to send news 
without cards for this issue — resulted 
in zero — except for two letters! 
Please come through with news for 
my next deadline of March first. 

Margaret Carter Shakespeare and 
family enjoy their new home at Se- 
tauket. Long- Island. She still hopes 
to bump into a Salemite up there. 

Beverly Hancock Freeman wr-ote 
of a marvelous European trip with 
Bill . . . Our deep sympathy to Irene 
Dixon Burton whose husband was 
killed in an auto accident in Novem- 

LGM adds: 

Anne Dungan Ebersole is busy 
with 3 children and Junior League 
in Atlanta. Pete is with Lockheed 

Marion Gaither Cline is president 

of the Salem Club in Hickory .... 
Tina Gray Gallaher put on an art 
exhibit which earned the money for 
W-S Club's scholarship at Salem. 
Hope lots of you saw the Gallaher's 
five children on Xmas card. 

Mary Helen James Jennette has 
moved to Pompano Beach, Fla. . . . 
Mary Lou Langhorne enjoyed Europe 
last summer . . . Jane Morris Saunier 
and her three are in Charlottesville, 
Va. (624 Preston Place) since Paul 
became assistant to the president of 
the Univ. of Va. 

Anne Southern Howell's second 
daug-hter, Robin, arrived Dec. 18. 

Eliza Smith married Fred Wood- 
son, Jr. in August and continues in 
Martinsville, Va. . . . Mary Harriett 
White is studying for a library 
science degree at Emoi-y Univ. 

Anne Hairston Lish's 3rd son was 
born in Sept. They love living at 
Huntington, L.I. . . . Mary E. Hen- 
nessee Morton (4 children) is back 
in Salisbury . . . Sarah Montague 
Johnson has built in Goldsboro . . . 
Mary L. Norwood became Mrs. Doug- 
las A. Barnett last summer and lives 
in Goldsboro . . . Mary Price 'TuUey 
is in Deland, Fla . . . Petey Thomas 
Thompson (2 boys) is busy with 
Junior League and art museum in 

Mary Bryant Newell's Valentine 
will be a third child due in February. 

Jeanne Dungan Greear 
(Mrs. Calvin G.) 
2601 Sheffield Dr. 
Gastonia, N. C. 

I appreciated your Christmas cards 
and a special thanks to the ones that 
added notes. 

Ruth Untiedt Hare wrote that 
Andy is at George Washington Uni- 
versity getting his Masters Degree 
in June. 

Helen Brown Hobson's new ad- 
dress is 828 N. Washington, Ruther- 
fordton, N. C. She has a daughter in 
second grade, one in kindergarden 
and a son, 3. 

Virginia Cobern Powell sent a pic- 
ture of her two boys and two girls. 
She told of an alumnae meeting in 
Laurinburg and seeing Elizabeth Lee, 
who is an architect in Lumberton, 
and Betty McCowen McCormick, who 
has two sons and lives in Rowland, 

Jane Paton Bradsher came to see 
me in December when visiting her 
sister in Gastonia. We had a grand 
time talking Salem. 

Lou Myatt Bell, Ed and Annette 
spent a fall weekend with Cal and 
me. Annette is in the second grade. 

Garnett Claiborne Martin and 
Robert had a scare in November. 
Robert, a Treasury Agent, was shot 
while on a still raid and it blew his 
first finger off of his right hand and 
did permanent damage to his thumb. 
I saw him when I spent Thanksgiv- 

ing in Salisbury and he said he can- 
not go back to work for several 

Joan H a s s 1 e r Brown and Ed 
brought their daughter, 5, and son, 
2, to see me and they are grand look- 
ing children. 

Nell Penn's card showed the Spen- 
cers, Sallie and Bill, Jr. 

LGM adds: 

Marta Fehi-mann Abete, husband 
and small son fled from Cuba in 
November to New York for refuge 
with her sister. A week later her 
daughter was born. They were 
allowed to bring only $5 each out of 
Cuba, and are desperately seeking 
employment. Her husband, a lawyer 
and judg-e, could teach Spanish litera- 
ture. Marta has a Master's in library 
science from Columbia University, 
and years of experience as head of a 
library in Cuba. She, too, wants 
work. The situation arouses our deep 

Peggy Harrell Stamey and Dr. S. 
are looking for a larger house in 
W-S for their three children. 

Betty Holbrook continues to teach 
on Long Island. 

Margaret McCall Copple's news is 
a third child (2nd son) David, born 
in May; Dean in first grade, and 
Mary Margaret, 3, still a tomboy. 
They live in Nashville, Tenn., as Lee 
is on the Vanderbilt faculty and 
working on his second Ph.D. — having 
changed from English to psychology. 

Frances Reznick Lefkowitz has 4 
children in Orlando, Fla., since birth 
of Ben, her third son, in June. 

Betty Boyd Wolfe is a grand dis- 
trict chairman. She had 70 Salemites 
at a luncheon in Charlotte. 

Mary Porter Evans Savard stopped 
at Salem in January with husband 
and year-old son Fred. They were go- 
ing- to Florida for a long vacation. 
She looked grand and was keen for 
news of all of you. Her daughter, 
Alice diZerega, 6 Mi, is in school in 
Va. She saw Betsy McAuley John- 
son's card picturing the parents and 
four beautiful children, and hoped to 
get in touch with Betsy in Lakeland. 

Carolyn Taylor Anthony wrote 
Miss Byrd: "I'm hale, healthy and 
happy. Still earning a living with 

Jane Pointer Vaughn (2 children) 
has moved to the Baltimore area. 

J — , . .y Betty McBrayer Sasser 
K(Jft (Mrs. Charles) 
VJ \y 200 Park Street 
Morganton, N. C. 

It was nice to have cards — but 
alas! no news — from Connie, Laura, 
Lillian, Lyn and Love — and Christ- 
mas pictures of Claire Phelps Clark's 
two fine-looking boys . . . Carolyn 
Dunn Miller's three children . . . and 
Carolyn Reid Turner's three. 

Helen Creamer Bro-wn told of the 
arrival of her fourth child, Elaine. 

—2 4— 

Mary Jane Hurt Littlejohn sent a 
picture of Ann, 4, and Martha, 19 
months. They moved to New Jersey 
in January. (Where?) 

Betty Pierce Buttermore has two 
children and plans to teach next 

Louise Stacy Reams says little 
Hugh is in third grade and Jennefer 
in nursery school. 

Bitty Daniels Grieser is in a new 
home at 2748 Lullington Dr., W-S. 

Polly Harrop Montgomery's Christ- 
mas letter from Taiwan told of re- 
turning to the U.S. in June for a 15- 
month furlough. They, and Becky 
Robbie, will live at Mission Court, 
Richmond, Va., "and the welcome 
mat is out for all". 

Beverly Johnson Pritchard is pres- 
ident of the Salem Club in Atlanta. 
Grady has his own insurance, agency. 
Daughter Holly is 9, and Tom, 7. 
Bev is Scout leader, teaches Sunday 
School and is on PTA Board. "We 
have bought a new home and are 
here permanently". (973 Norcliff Dr., 
N.W., Atlanta 18, Ga.) 

Ruth Lenkoski's address is Mrs. H. 
H. Adams, Esso Standard Libya, Inc., 
Box 385, Tripoli, Libya. She would 
welcome letters. 

John Gatewood has a son . . . Rob- 
ert and Polly Hartle Gray moved to 
Jacksonville, Fla. this fall . . . Dr. 
George Waynick has a fine dentistry 
practice in W-S. 

I sent no cards this year, so want 
to wish each a Happy New Year. The 
Sassers are building a new home on 
a hill. Please send news before my 
March 1st deadline at Salem. 



'Mrs. C. G., Jr.) 
403 Boulevard 
Anderson, S. C. 

10th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

1961 marks a decade since we left 
Salem, diplomas in hand. I doubt 
that any would want to really turn 
back the calendar, but I believe all 
are looking forward as I am to meet- 
ing at Salem on June 3rd. 

I went to Gastonia in Dec. to see 
Cacy Moser, Dee McCarter Cain, 
Bennie Jo Michael Howe, Ann Spen- 
cer Cain, Betty Kincaid Hazel and 
Sis Honeycutt Hamrick. I was there 
just long enough to have lunch, 
drive around and see their children 
and houses, and to talk reunion 
plans. They are all planning to come. 

I heard that Nancy Florence is 
teaching in Va., but her address is 

Anne M o s e 1 e y Hardaway wrote 
that their motel has been remodeled, 
and that she saw Joan Mills Coleman 
and family at Thanksgiving. 

Betty Beal Stuart moved back to 
Greensboro this fall . . . Mary Faith 
Carson gets a bachelor of divinity de- 
gree in May. She was one of five 
(and only woman) to receive a grant 

for further study next year. 

Sybel Haskins Booth and her three 
are eagerly awaiting the April re- 
turn of Capt. "Pete" from Japan. 
Indian Head, Md., will be their next 
post. . . . Clara Justice McMillan's 
three charming children were shown 
on a Xmas card. She will be at Re- 

Jane Krauss Marvin is happy in 
Memphis, Tenn. (5343 Murff Road). 
They have bought a home and Oscar 
is with the Univ. of Tenn. Medical 

Lee Rosenbloom Fritz wrote: 
"We've acquired a little girl, 2%, al- 
most the same age as our boy, so we 
have twins now!" 

Miriam Swaim Fielding has moved 
to Newnan, Ga. Her husband is a 
school principal, and she teaches 
piano. Third son, James Harrison, 
was born Nov. 10, 1960. 

Frances Tucker Hughes is in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio. Jack is with Nation- 
wide Insurance. 

Mary Lib Weaver Daniels is back 
in Raleigh (5012 Glen Forest Drive). 

Is Norma Woosley working on 
Ph.D. at Carolina? 

Janice Wear Kinney's 5th child is 
her third girl. 

Betty Leppert Gerteiny has been 
found in Tuckahoe, N.Y. 

A number of husbands will come 
with us in June. Cordes says: 
"Greater love hath no man than he 
who goes to his wife's reunion!" 

R-DAY is June 3rd, remember. 
See you at the invasion. I hope that 
thy walls are still strong, O Salem! 

51^ Jean Patton French 
A { Mrs. Robert T. ) 
^^ 86 Granger Street 

WoDaston 70, Mass. 

Carolyn Harris Webb says a baby 
daughter "at this age depletes me of 
all strength — but I love it." 

B. J. Knoss Waldron wrote: "Ed 
has been transferred to Milwaukee, 
so we are now mid-westerners. We 
have adopted a baby son, Peter 
Martin. Our daughter started school 
this fall." 

The Frenches managed to slip out 
of Boston and into Bluefield between 
snow storms for the holidays with 
Bob's and my families. Your cards 
were a happy surprise on my return. 

I had a visit with Emily Warden 
Kornish and saw two of her three 
children. She is back in Bluefield per- 
manently. I ran into Dottie Wilson 
Chapman, who has two boys and lives 
in Charlottesville, Via. From her I 
learned that Charlotte Woods Taylor 
is also in Charlottesville. 

Dee Allen Kern reports Mary Allen, 
5, in kindergarten and Bill, 2, into 

Anne Blackwell McEntee saw Dr. 
Gramley and Miss Byrd at Salem in 
Sept. She tells us that Dr. Singer is 

now at Catawba College, Salisbury, 
N. C, and would enjoy hearing from 
the '52 g-irls. 

Peggy Bonner Smith saw Kitty 
Faucette Kenney recently and her two 
adorable little boys. Kitty wrote of 
lunching last spring with Sally, Edna 
and Blake, and coffee-drinking with 

Kitty Burrus Felts and Jack enjoy 
their new home (3335 Paddington 
Lane, W-S) and their future Salem- 
ites, Betsy and Margaret. 

Mary C. Craig Stromire wrote from 
Cocoa Beach, Fla., "Leon's law prac- 
tice is increasing; also our family, as 
our third child is expected in May." 
She has located two of our coeds: Jim 
Kelly in Stuart, Va. with a wife and 
four children . . . and Gene Funder- 
burk in West Palm Beach, also mar- 
ried. Small world! 

Lou Davis Deal was in Martha 
Wolfe Brady's wedding in Sept. 
("Foxy's" Arlington, Va. address 

Martha Fitchett Ray said that New- 
ton, Jr. and baby Christopher made 
Christmas a lot of fun. She was ex- 
cited about a Florida vacation — sans 

Sally Senter Council's Chris is in 
school and Eddy is a mascot for a 
high school class. "Walter, at 19 
months, knocked out a front tooth 
and looks like the toughest kid in 

Carol Stortz Howell told of the Dec. 
22 arrival of Carol Susan, bringing 
her family to four (two girls and two 
boys). The Howells are elated over 
prospects of building a new Lutheran 
church. Carol hoped soon to visit with 
Celia Spilker Young and Lisa Munk 

Julia Timberlake Bryant has been 
in Hertford, N. C. five years. She has 
two girls, Bettie, 5, and Mary, 3. 

Edna Wilkerson McCollum says 
they leave Gastonia July 1st for 
Durham, as Don has another year at 
Duke. Carolyn was two in Dec. and 
according to Ed is "a real little 

Marion Watson Acker reports two 
boys and a girl. 

Blake Carter Elmore's card showed 
her four children. The youngest is 
Don Carter, born Aug. 17, 1960. 

Jean Churchill Teal wrote: "Mar- 
ried nine years and our treasures are 
Carol, 6, and Richard, 4. A welcome 
to any of you passing through 

Myrta Wiley Price told of "Buddy", 
4, and hopes to see us at reunion in 

Thanks to all for the above news. 
I hope others will write before my 
deadline of March first. Happy New 
Year to all. 



Anne Simpson Clay 
(Mrs. Richard T.) 
Box 7177 Heynolda Station 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Carolyn Dobson Love says: "My 
sons, Mike, 3, and baby Bill, and hus- 
band keep me on the go; as well as 
church and Junior League interests 
in Spartanburg, S.C." 

Sue Larkins Loftin gave her two 
boys a baby sister, Polly Sue, on Oct. 
17, 1960. 

Ann Miller Chaplin has been found 
in Philadelphia, where Dr. Hal is a 
plastic surgeon. They have a daugh- 
ter, Olivia Anne, born in 1959. 

Sara Willard became Mrs. Charles 
P. Wilson, Jr. on Dec. 25. He is with 
Western Electric in W-S, and she 
teaches math in junior high school. 

Fae Deaton Stein wrote: Living in 
England is a thrilling experience, 
despite coal fires in our barn of a 
house at Banbury, in Oxfordshire, of 
nursery rhyme fame. Banbury's mar- 
ket charter was granted by Henry II 
and its picturesque stalls display 
amazing things. Trips in our Morris 
Minor Travellor take us to fascinat- 
ing places of historic and literary 
fame ... a dream come true!" 

Jane Fearing Williamson's glorious 
news is that a second child is ex- 
pected in January. "Our son Holt, 
who will be six in March, is in a 
children's hospital at Butner, N. C. 
We are most encouraged about him 
and hope someday to have him re- 
turned to us. Bill and I have helped 
establish a N.C. Chapter of the Na- 
tional Organization for Mentally 111 
Children. Our son was diagnosed in 
Boston in 1959 by doctors who say 
that psychiatric tlieraphy is the only 
answer so far for the extra-sensitive 

Connie Murry McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.. Jr.) 
506 Birchwood Drive 
High Point. N. C. 

Elaine Elrick Cook's second son, 
Michael, was born Nov. 16, 1960 in 
Port Gibson, Miss. Her address: 
Chamberlain-Hunt Academy . . . Joan 
Elrick is teaching in Germany, we 

Betsy Forrest Denton says "I en- 
joy being secretary-nurse in Al's 
office, knowing the work is tempor- 

Dr. Donald Hartzog is part-time 
instructor in medicine at Emory Uni- 

Where are Sue Harrison and Nancy 
Huffard ? 

Anne Merritt Snapp reports a sec- 
ond girl, Sarah Anne, born April 22, 
and tells us that LuLong's third — 
Thomas, Jr., came in August — and 
that Doris McMillan Eller had a 
daughter in Oct. 

Wish all of you could hear Edith 
■Tesch Vaughn's talks on Alaska. She 
is a delightful speaker and much in 

demand. Her two girls are beautiful 

Anne Robertson Morgan, happy in 
Decatur, Ga. with her two children, 
is busy with medical auxiliary, 
church, PTA, garden and cotillion 

Bennie Farquharson married Cur- 
tis S. Pendergrass in Oct. and has 
a F.P.O. Navy address . .. Jean Cal- 
houn Turling-ton expects number 3 in 
February. Phyllis Fowest Sinclair 
and James live in Greenville, S.C. He 
is with Liberty Life Ins. 

Sarah Hobson Stowers and Harry 
moved to Signal Point, Tenn. in Oct. 
Priscilla Martin White, in Knoxville, 
is in 4th year of teaching retarded 
high school students. Her family con- 
sists of Robert, Jr., 3, and Kathryn 
Lee, one, both blonds like father Bob. 
He works and goes to UT night 
classes, getting an accounting degree. 
Priscilla hopes to have her M.S. in 
guidance and special education next 
summer. They built a home recently 
in Knoxville. 

5^ Emily Heard Moore 
S (Mrs. Jimmy H.) 
vj? Route 3, Harbor Drive 

Hendersonville, Tennessee 

Happy New Year — and make Salem 
happy with a gift to the Fund — ^and 
reward me with more frequent news. 

The Moores were in Kinston two 
months this fall, while Jimmy worked 
at the Dupont plant there. We en- 
joyed our extended visit. Jackie and 
I visited Pat Sasser in Goldsboro. 
She has a lovely home and yard — and 
a pool. Ginger and Ricky look just 
like her. 

Ann was home too, so our children 
played together. She loves Jackson- 
ville and is active in the Salem Club 

In Raleigh I saw Rosanne in her 
new home. She expects a second child 
in May. Emily Hall Bigger lives 
near her. 

When in Charlotte I called Mr. 
Jones, who asked about everyone. He 
is recovering from another heart at- 
tack. Sue had the family for Christ- 
mas dinner in Concord. She and Roy 
spent New Year's in New York. 

Gertie and Guy saw Bobbie in New 
York, soon after Joe had had an- 
other operation. We hope he is mak- 
ing progress. The Revelles report 
that Betsy and Eddie Gant expect 
their second baby in March. Our 
sympathy to Eddie, whose father died 

Carolyn says "Sonny" has Roy's 
good disposition and is growing fast. 
They are transferring to Houston, 
Texas, where Roy will be in the home 

Jessie Krepps was remarried in 
June, and is Mrs. R. S. Morris of 
Quincy, Mass. She teaches high school 
English, but hopes to return to col- 
lege teaching. 

Jane Brown Pritchard is working 
in Henderson, and will not be able to 
visit the Moores soon . . . Jane Little 
Gibson, in Decatur, Ga., expects a 
second child. She is pianist for many 
groups and an officer in the Salem 

Marguerite Blanton York says that 
Mike got his degree in January, and 
they^ will stay in the Washington- 
Baltimore area. 

Bonnie and Hal enjoy little Mandy. 
He is a busy doctor in Elkin. 

Diane Knott Driver has a second 
girl, Victoria Lynne. 

I hope to report on every one of 
you this year, so share news of your- 
self and all Salem friends — please! 


Barbara Berry Paffe 
(Mrs. Clement A.. Jr.) 
Westover Drive 
High Point, N. C. 

5th Reunion — June 3, 1S61 

This is Reunion Time. Five years 
have flown by and we have high 
hopes for meeting at Salem on June 
3rd. Make your plans now, and send 
your addresses today to me and to 
the Alumnae Office, so that you will 
receive notices, etc. 

Vivian Fasul Pantelakos and son 
are in Durham. Dr. P. is with Mc- 
Pherson Hospital there. 

Terry Flanagan is a secretary at 
Doubleday & Co., NYC . . . Susie 
Glaser Fisher and Dr. Bob had a Nov. 
trip to Florida without the small son. 
They will move to Bethesda, Md. in 
June, when Bob starts his service at 
the hospital there. 

Peggie Horton Honeycutt and Mai 
are proud parents of a daughter born 
Dec. 2 in Hickory. 

Emily McClure Doar's son, Thomas 
Screven, IV. born Nov. 28, is a reason 
for real Thanksgiving. They are still 
at Ft. McClellan, Ala. 

Agnes Rennie Stacia says Bill 
teaches and coaches in a ISOO-pupil 
school near Richmond. Martha is two, 
and they expect a second child in 
February. "Looking forward to com- 
ing to Salem for reunion". 

Ann Williams Walker went to 
Rockford, Ala. in Nov., where he is 
minister of a Baptist church. 

Is Norma Woolsey working on a 
Ph.D. in Chapel Hill? 

Helen Burns Wallace (2 children) 
are in Gainesville, Fla., where Jack 
is in Med. School. 

Claire Chestnut Henley's husband 
is a lawyer in Fayetteville. They have 
a son, Wilson. 

Joy Dixson Frantz has two boys in 
Salem, Va. 

Ceile Flowers Oghurn's second 
child, Elizabeth Anne, arrived Nov. 
30 in W-S. 

Ann Marlow Rug-gles' husband is a 
mechanical engineer in Mobile, Ala. 
They have a son. 

Harriet Davis Adams and Bill 
have a boy and girl in Ci'ozet, Va. 


The Paffes are proud parents of 
Elizabeth Denton, born Oct. 12, 1960. 

Nellie Ann Barrow Everman 
teaches 7th grade in Louisville, Ky. 

Dayl Dawson Hester expects a 
second child in April . . . Mary 
Mauney Giersch's daughter, Dorothy 
Van Cleave, arrived Oct. 28 . . . 
Emma McCotter Latham and Joe ex- 
pect their first child in May in New 
Bern . . . Jean Miller Messick's 
second girl arrived last May . . . 
Betty Morrison Johnson has a son, 
James, Jr. . . . 

Mary Royster Lloyd will have a 
second child soon. Bill returned from 
Greenland in Nov. Present address 

Betty Saunders Moritz gave Lee, 
Jr. a sister on Dec. 14. 


Kate Cobb 

2001 N. Adams St., 

Arlington 1, Va. 

Thrace Baker Shirley and Bob are 
in Swansboro, N. C, while he is in 
the Marines. Their baby was born in 

Nancy Blum Wood and Tom love 
Germany and enjoy traveling in 
Europe . . . Ann Campbell is teaching 
US Army children in Frankfort. 

Bren Bunch Cheatham's second 
daughter, Marie, was born in sum- 
mer, '60. 

I have a N. J. address for Ann 
Crenshaw Dunnagan, but Salem has 
Belmont, N. C. Which is correct. 

Barbara Durham Plumlee and 
Claude bought a house at 5110 Alli- 
son Ave., Charlotte, N. C, last sum- 

Elinor Dodson Fox and Carter are 
happy in Franklin, N. J. 

Dotty Ei-vin is now working at the 
Medical College of Va., Richmond. 

Toni Gill Horton's second child was 
a son, born Oct. 4, 1960, in Nashville. 

Pat Greene Rather and Dan are in 
Roanoke, Va. for a year. 

Margaret Hogan Harris teaches in 
Athens, Ga., while Don does research 
in physics. 

Patsy Hopkins Heidemann and 
Hans have bought a house, as more 
room was needed for the two children. 

Anne Miles Hussman "expects a 
little Texan in March." 

Joan Reich is now with the Welfare 
Dept. in Statesville, N. C. 

Jean Stone Crawford and Branch 
expect a baby this spring. 

Joyce Taylor is at home in Gas- 

Patti Ward Fisher "gave Beth a 
little sister last May. George has his 
M.A. now, and we are still in Yankee 
Land". (Where?) 

Nancy Warren Miefert has been 
traced to Pensacola, Fla. 


Peggy Daniel Young is in Danville, 

Pa., while John is interning there . . . 
Lidie DeMott Orr lives in Patchogue, 
N. Y. . . . Martha Dunlap Rosson and 
Charlie are settled in Rock Hill, S. C, 
with their two children . . . Virginia 
Dysard Kezziah and Perry have a 

Jeanne Eskridge is secretary and 
plant manager of Fiber Industries in 

Sarah Johnson Durham, Pender 
and Mike are in W-S. 

Matilda Parker Thrasher of 
Atlanta reports daughter Laura, born 
May 20. 

Faye Roberts married Frederick S. 
Van Winkle Oct. 29 and lives in 

Nina Skinner Upchurch gave her 
two boys a sister in Sept. 

Ellen Summerell Mack and Lewis 
are back in Missoula, Mont., after 
Christmas in N. C. 

Please send news (before March) 
to me, and address changes to both 
Miss Marsh and me. Also, Remember 
Salem's Alumnae Fund. Happy New 

Miss Martha Jarvis 
218 Santillano, Apt. 1 
Coral Gables. Fla. 

Judy Anderson Barrett, Lynn Bla- 
lock Hemingway and Ellie Mitchell 
Bradsher are expecting babies in the 

Mary Jane Galloway Quattlebaum 
reports arrival of David Jefferson on 
Oct. 27 . . . Daughters were born to 
Anne Fordham Baldridge . . . Judy 
Golden Upchui'ch . . . and Lou Ham- 
ner Taylor. 

Mary Archer Blount will marry 
Sam Simpson in March . . . Sue Davis 
married Dr. Abraham L Gobel in 
Sept. . . . Mary Cook Kolmer is Mrs. 
Robert Koontz of Lexington. She 
works for a doctor and Bob is in 
insurance . . . Shirley Bowers Anders 
lives in Shreveport, La. . . . Martha 
Lackey Frank and Jav are in States- 
ville. " 

Sarah Fordham is still at Baptist 
Hospital . . . Lynn Hamrick in New 
York . . . Miriam Quarles' experience 
in a Turkish home last summer was 
marvelous. Peggy Ingram Voigt does 
research at Chemstrand Center in 

Barbara Rowland and Ralph Adams 
were married Dec. 27 in Oxford, N. 
C, and are living in Lake Worth, 
Fla. Ralph is in insurance business. 
Jo Marie Smith came from Calif, for 
the wedding. 

Nancy Sexton continues to teach 
in Roanoke . . . Nancy Walker re- 
turned to Syracuse . . . Curt Wrike 
Gramley is working with Wake Forest 
kindergarten, and planning a nursery 
of her own. 

Marybelle Horton Clark and Lt. 
John leave Texas and the Army in 

Molly Lynn returned from Switzer- 

land in August, after an exciting 
year at the Univ. of Geneva. She 
hopes to return to Europe in 1961 — 
get a job and continue French studies 
at Grenoble, France. 

Jane Bradford became Mrs. Edwin 
W. Pearce, Jr. in October and lives 
in Greensboro. 

Susan Childs Yount and Johnny 
are at the Univ. of Iowa, where he 
is working on a Ph.D. . . . Barbara 
Fowler Tenpenny and Al are in 
Greenville, N. C. . . . Nancy Evans 
married Bailey Liipfert, Jr. in Dec- 
ember. They are at Va. Beach tem- 
porarily ; he in Naval Reserve. 

S o c i e Hayotsian Yessayan and 
Harry have a daughter, Sylva Her- 
mine, in Washington, D. C. (1344 
Nicholson St., N.W.) ... To Dhu 
Jennette Johnston in Hickory our 
sympathy in the loss of her father 
. . . Martha Kennedy is still in New 
York . . . Mary McCotter Andrews 
and Don are back in New Bern. 

Claudia Milham Cox, Seth and 
baby Marjorie have moved to Madi- 
son, Ind. . . . Barbara Pace Doster 
and Tom are in Gastonia, N. C. . . . 
Jane Topping Lindsley and Hugh re- 
turn from Germany in 1961 . . . 
Vivian Williams became Mrs. John 
E. Warren of Battleboro, N. C. on 
Nov. 24th . . . Betty-Rene Webster 
Frye is in Edison, N. J. 

As for Martha Jarvis, I'm keeping 
busy with an inter from the Univ. of 
Miami, and hoping to teach in Hono- 
lulu next year. Why don't any of you 
who are "just sporting" come along? 

Marilyn Shull Brown 
(Mrs. David S.) 
2,580 S St., Apt. 12 
Sacramento, Calif. 

1st Reunion — June 3, 1961 

Jane Irbv Grant moved to Ingle- 
wood, Calif., (11120 Osage Ave.) . . . 
Patty Kimbrough is a technician for 
Celanese Corp. in Charlotte. 

Mary Thaeler was married in Dec- 
ember in Nicaragua to Gordon 
Mowrer of Bethlehem, Pa. They are 
living at 1406 Linden Street. Gordon 
is in insurance business and Mary 
has returned to St. Luke's Hospital 
as a registered medical technician. 

Martha Goddard became Mrs. Riley 
Mitchell in Sept., and lives in Toccoa, 
Ga., (Box 288) . . . Jane Leighton 
Bailey is a secretary at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. 

Noel Vossler Harris and Phil were 
at Ft. Benning, Ga., when last heard 

Margaret Fletcher and Jean Smith- 
erman are still in Cambridge, Mass. 

Lynn Badgett Thomas has a daugh- 
ter. Lea, born July 23. 

Martha Wilkinson Reeves will be 
in New Orleans until June, 62, when 
Hugh gets his M.D. Jerome Moore 
Newsome's husband is his classmate. 
Martha teaches school. 

Mary Jo Wooten, who graduated 
from Queens and is teaching in 

— 2 7- 

Charlotte, will marry Arthur Spaugh, 
Jr., on May 13th. He is with Wash- 
ington Mills. 

Pkggy Huntley 
515 Leak Ave. 
Wadesixjro, N. C. 

If your name is not below, send 
news before March 1 for the next 

Louise Adams teaches high school 
English and geography in Jackson- 
ville and piano in afternoons . . . 
Ann Beck Phillips teaches first grade 
in Lexington . . . Marcia Black is 
dietetic intern at Duke Hospital . . . 
Nanci Neese Bragg lives in Raleigh. 

Joan Brooks is doing graduate 
study at UNC . . . Meribeth Bunch 
is working on M.S. in music at Union 
Theological Seminary . . . Eva Jo 
Butler teaches at Old Town School 
... In New York are Joan Currie, 
working for American Express, and 
Norwood Dennis, for National Coun- 
cil of Churches. 

Harriet Davis is Mrs. John W. 
Daniel, III and lives in Charlotte. 
She is in pathology lab at Memorial 
Hospital . . . Carol Doxey married 
William W. Starnes in Sept. 

Caroline Easley teaches in Decatur, 
Ga. . . . Millie Fary is Mrs. Thomas 
C. Coleman in Charlottesville, Va. . . . 
Susan Foard is at William & Mary 
College as a graduate student. 

Betsey Guerrant and Nita Kend- 
rick are teaching in Atlanta — and 
Mary Frances Jennette at Va. Beach. 

Henrietta Jennings is a chemist 
with Bureau of Standards in Wash- 

Anne Joyner, teaching at St. Cath- 
erine's School in Richmond, will be 
the June bride of Charles Thomas 
Randolph, who graduates at West 
Point in '61. 

Toni Lamberti is studying at Art 
Students League, New York . . . 
Rosemary Laney Crow teaches public 

school music in W-S, while Jerry is 
at Wake Forest Law School. . . 

Ann Lutrell married Sydney B. 
Owen Sept. 30 and teaches 6th grade 
in Tampa, Fla. 

Harriet Herring and Geraldine Mc- 
Ihoy are at Juilliard. 

Connie Mc Intyre Hand is in 
Atlanta while Lee studies medicine 
at Emory Univ. 

Barbara Payne teaches in W-S and 
lives with Eva Jo. 

Sandra Shaver Prather, our first 
mother, is busy with her son in 
Greensboro, Gordon is with Vick Che- 
mical Co. 

Lou Scales Freemen (October wed- 
ding) is in Columbus, Ga. 

Skippy Stone, who was in France 
in the summer as governess, works at 
Thalhimer's in Richmond. 

Marie Stimpson Salmons, whose 
husband gets his B.D. in May at 
Moravian Seminary, is teaching in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Sarah Tesch says her 4th grade in 
East Orange, N. J. is a minature 
United Nations, with English, 
French, German, Greek, Scotch and 
ten Negro children. Sarah will marry 
James Salzwedel of North Dakota, in 
June and be a Moravian minister's 

Sally Townsend Hart was "home- 
coming queen" at Randolph Macon 
College for men. John is a junior and 
they have an apartment in Ashland, 

Evelyn Vincent's message to fresh- 
men at opening convocation was: 
"Take from Salem, Give to Salem, 
and Grow! Many Salemites have 
found this formula is filled with joy 
and challenge. A searching mind, a 
giving spirit (and a raincoat) are 
necessary at Salem." Evelyn is teach- 
ing in Danville. 

Grace Walker and Vera Britt are 
teaching in W-S. Peggy Huntley 
leaves the schoolroom to marry Joe 

Bossong in June and move to Ashe- 
boro. Joe is with Bossong Hosiery 

News from our non-graduate mem- 
bers is always wanted. These items 
have come: 

Sally Bovard, Duke 60, married 
Cecil Cooke last June and is at an 
Ai-my post. 

Dorothy B r i d g e r s Cranz has a 
year-old daughter. 

Catherine Cline Scott says "I 
cherish my days at Salem and the 
love of literature learned in Miss 
Byrd's classes lifts me from house- 
work chores.' 

Barbara Cornwell Norvell, Fui-man 
'(iO, is in Greenville, S. C. . . . Joan 
Councilor married Fred R. Renner 
in Sept. and, we think, has a shop in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Julia Cox Davis, UNC 60, will be 
in Chapel Hill until John finishes 
law in '63. 

Abbye Davis Gordon is in Rich- 
mond . . . Beth Goodwin Howell 
teaches in Atlanta. Her husband is 
studying at Emory for the ministry. 

Frances Gunn Kemper and Al are 
happy over son Albert, IV, born Oct. 
12 in Lynchburg ... Is Renie Hauser 
married? . . . Joan Hill, Wake Forest 
60, married Marcus Hester in June. 
Lives where? 

Where is Noel Hollingsworth Mc- 

Drusilla Jones Gadsby's husband, a 
jet pilot, has two more years in the 
AF. She spent 3 months in Italy last 
spring to be near him. 

Nancy Lomax Mank teaches in 
Gainesville, Fla., while Layton is a 
law student at U. of Pla. . . . Susan 
McCotter is working on M.A. at UNC 
. . . Mary Parks is teaching in Char- 

Mary Whitaker Dishner teaches in 
Bristol, Va., while Fred is in college. 


First Semester Highlights 

SEPTEMBER: Students returned to find many 

The basement of Lehman was tiled and painted 
to provide new offices for The Salemite and Sights 
and Insights. Main Hall's basement was trans- 
formed into a faculty lounge, news bureau and of- 

Sisters' House had a major renovation, Miss 
Byrd's apartment was converted into student rooms, 
since she had moved to 803 South Main Street — the 
college apartment house where Miss Covington, Miss 
Marsh and Dean Hixson reside. 

Strong Dormitory was repainted, and the Science 
Building Addition nearly completed. 

OCTOBER: Malcolm Muggeridge, British wit and 
satirical magazine editor, was the first of the Lec- 
turer Series speakers. Others scheduled are Law- 
rence Ferlinghetti, poet, and Harrison Salisbury, 
New York Times commentator. Sir Robert Hadow 
spoke on Founders' Day. 

Eight students were elected to American Colleges 
WHO'S WHO: Barbara Edwards, Marji Jammer, 
Churchill Jenkins, Lynn Ligon, Mary Lu Nuchols, 
Jane Pendleton, Sally Wood and Janet Yarborough. 

Senior Follies swelled the class treasury. 

Pierrettes produced Sartre's provocative "No 

NOVEMBER: Danish-born Jette Seear was elected 
May Queen, and alumnae-daughter Lynn Ligon was 
chosen Maid of Honor. 

Richard Nixon won by a narrow margin in the 
student election in which 332 votes were cast. 

The Order of the Scorpion selected three new 
members: Janet Yarborough, Sally Paxton and 
Nina Ann Stokes. 

The Y's Community Service Projects enlisted 
large numbers. 

DECEMBER: Christmas celebrations culminated in 
IRS dance and Senior Vespers. 

Faculty recitals and art exhibits were scheduled 
throughout the fall. 


Every Salem alumna in North Carolina will be invited to her Area meeting, if her address is cor- 
rectly filed in the Alumnae Office. 

Dates scheduled — which will be confirmed later — are: 

MARCH 3 EASTERN AREA in Greenville 

Mrs, W. I. Bissette, Grifton, N. C, Director 

MARCH 10 SOUTHERN AREA in Fayettevi lie 

Mrs. C. Morris Newell, 1400 Medford Dr., Charlotte, N. C, Director 
MARCH 17 NORTHERN AREA in Greensboro 

Mrs, R. Bruce White, 1522 Hermitage Court, Durham, N. C, Director 

MARCH 24 WESTERN AREA in Asheville 

Mrs. W. L. Mauney, Kings Mountain, N. C, Director 


Members are requested to write attendance plans to the class president — or chair- 
man — listed below, and to send news before March 1st to the class correspondent 
named in Class Notes section. 

Reunion Class President or Chairman 

50th 191 1 Mrs. Thomas Barber, 1050 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N, C. 

45th 1916 Mrs. John R. Cunningham, 1207 Belgrave Place, Charlotte, N. C. 

40th 1921 Mrs. William M. Spach, 416 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

35th 1926 Mrs. Harry L. Fagg, Highland Drive, Leaksville, N. C. 

30th 1931 Mrs. T. E. McGeachy, 729 Scott Blvd., Decatur, Ga. 

25th 1936 Mrs. John C. Reece, 220 Riverside Drive, Morganton, N. C. 

20th 1941 Mrs. Charles M. Redfern, Jr., Box 31 6, Monroe, N. C. 

15th 1946 Mrs. Benjamin R, Huske, Ml, 1101 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, N. C. 

10th 1951 Mrs. Cordes G. Seabrook, Jr., 403 Boulevard, Anderson, S. C. 

5th 1956 Mrs. Clement A. Poffe, Jr., Westover Drive, High Point, N. C. 

1st 1959 Alumnae Office, Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Alumnae may stay overnight gratis in a college dormitory, provided their reservation request is 
registered in the Alumnae Office by May 15, 1961. Meals may be taken in the dining hall for a 
nominal charge. 


Nature and Man 

Treasures from Past Friends 

The Ideal Teenager 

Beyond the Square 


Spring — 1961 

Alumnae Record Issue 

Vol. Ill No. 3 




Nature and Man 2 

by Mr. McKinley 

Scientific Data — Pictorial Story .... 6 

Treasures From Past Friends .... 10 
hij Mrs. Cooper 

European Panorama 13 

Salem Looks Beyond the Square ... 13 

The Ideal Teenager 16 

by Cortlandt Preston Creech, '35 

Campus Leaders pictured 16 

Salem Is a Part of Us 18 

by Lois Torrence Youngman, '36 

St. Christopher Is Our Patron Saint . 19 

Class Notes 20 

Commencement Calendar . . . Back Cover 

Lelia Graham Marsh 


VIRTIE Stroup 

Member of American Alumni Council 
Issued quarterly by Salem College, Publication Office, Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Entered as second class matter January 7. 

194f> at Post Office. Winston-Salem. N. C. 


Ellen Rankin, '62, of Greensboro, inherits printers' ink in her veins from her 
mother, Susan Calder Rankin, '3i, who was editor of the SALEMITE before her. Ellen 
is the new editor of the weekly campus newspaper. 

Ann Sellars, '62, also from Greensboro, ivill edit the 1962 SIGHTS and IN- 
SIGHTS. This will be the 55th edition of the annual — named by the Class of ia07. 

Elizabeth Holt Smith, '62, of Birmingham, Ala., will edit the third issue of the 
literary magazine, ARCHWAY, in 1962. 

Invitation to Alumnae Day -- June 3, 1961 

A special invitation to the twelve classes holding reunions. See back cover 
for list of classes and Commencement Calendar. 

Oyernight- Guests 

Rooms in Babcock Dormitory may be occupied gratis for one or two nights — 
June 2 and 3 — prorided reservation is made in the Alumnae Office before 
May 25th. Please bring your towels and soap. 

Meals may be taken in Corrin Refectory for a nominal charge. Please pay 
for these in the dining-room. 



Mail to: Alumnae Office, Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

I request a dormitory reservation for night of June 2 

June 3 

Signed Class 

Maiden Name 

Married Name 

I would like to room with 
Date returned 

— 1- 


By Diuiiel McKinhy 
Reprinted from Audubon Magazine, May-June, 1960 

THE DOUREST PROPHET has at least a des- 
pairing- hope that human nature can be changed 
enough to make a man's life compatible with the 
order in nature. Something- of the sort, without a 
resort to quackeries, has to be done. 

The common question goes: Where is science 
taking us? Can it be that "science" is taking us, 
as the question implies, to some end that we have 
not elected? The two most frequent replies are 
not reassuring- — the hell of nuclear war; or the 
dubious Utopia of a man-made world powered by 
atomic energy. 

Today's shoddy promise of utopia is not a pretty 
one, even if it works; and we do not yet know 
what to do with the leftovers from peaceful atomic 
fission. Inevitably we shall see nature molded 
more and more by the cankering stress of over- 
population and undreamed-of increases in ma- 
terial demands. Individual freedom will perish in 
the totalitarianism necessary for the running of 
such a factory of human protoplasm. 

I think it conceivable there is no solution to the 
looming catastrophe of too many people in so 
frail a world. Like a dragon's brood we threaten 
our world with hydrogen bombs, atomic fall-out, 
earth movers, and simple over-use by billions of 
men whose blindness prevents them from recog- 
nizing the earth's fragility. Municipal aii'ports, 
superhighways, and suburbias weigh heavily upon 
land that ought to lie exposed to rain and light 
and life. Earthly life may soon consist only of 
that in managed man and his tanks of algae 
stewing in the solar gardens of the future. Farm- 
ing as a way of life, wildernesses, arctic tundra, 
national parks, wild animals, and plants — all of 
the=ie things may be dreams before we know it. 

Maybe we cannot do anything. But how justi- 
fied is this view for the managers and technicians 
who do alter the world ? Are we an ignorant society 
so mobilized by taboos that we act, but cannot 
guide our actions ? What do we know about the 
tangled web of effects woven by the changes we 

initiate ? So far, perhaps because of "science," it 
has not mattered much to us. We are utopia- 
bound. What are esthetics and ethics, or even the 
practicalities of soil poisoning, pollution, and the 
extinction of species ? But the web tightens. Bac- 
teria, green plants, and molds are among man- 
kind's greatest friends. They are the result of an 
almost eternally long balance in nature that man 
can never duplicate, and one in which he was 
never remotely involved until quite recently. Yet 
aside from whooping cranes, platypuses, and moc- 
casin flowers, all beneath contempt because they 
have no market value, we may also be endangering 
the willingness of just such impersonal facets of 
life as chlorophyll, penicillin, and nitrification to 
support us. We know little enough about the kind 
of world required for their fruitfulness. Many, an 
ignorant parasite, sucks up their bounty, and 
without them he is lost. 

I am the sheepish owner of a hope that a world 
fit for unmanaged men may yet come out of it all. 
It is an agonizing hope. Coupled with that hope 
is the belief that in completely managed landscapes 
only a managed man can fit without going mad. 
For, as much as politics, religions, schools, and au- 
tomobiles, freedom consists of spaciousness, natural 

About the Author 

Dan McKinley is a teacher of biology at Salem College. 
In the summer of 1959, he was on the staff of the Audubon 
Camp of Connecticut, and for two years was a Teaching 
Fellow in biology at Bowdoin College. Brunswick Maine. 
He says: 

"I grew up in the Ozark area of southern Missouri, where 
I learned certain Thoreauvian truths about dolomite glades, 
sandstone barrens, and other 'wastelands.' They were 
places of great charm and interest . . . not real wilder- 
nesses but without them life would have been different." 

Dan McKinley has worked as a naturalist in Missouri 
state parks, studied wildlife management under William 
H. Elder, a disciple of Aldo Leopold at the Univei-sity of 
Missouri, and has worked on ecological problems in Alaska. 

(He has a grant from the American Museum of History 
to continue independent research on the Carolina parakeet, 
and will work this summer at McGill University's library 
in Montreal and at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.) 


beauty, and complexity, and the familiar challenge 
of the unknown. If we lose these things, how can 
they be legislated back into a woi'ld spilling over 
with people ? 

Yet, suburban developments, tomorrow's slums, 
sprawl listlessly over once lovely hills. A living 
topsoil is buldozed away and its basement cemented 
over. People spew outward from decrepit metrop- 
olises, into which are driven ever more displaced 
people from the farm. Gadget-filled lives have 
been invested with so false a halo that one wonders 
if the gadgets are not the pro-offered carrot that 
precedes the slipping on of the halter. 

Where does the emphasis on material social cre- 
ations put a naturalist? This skeptic yet remem- 
bers country summers in Missouri; grasshopper 
symphonies not confined to a Saturday afternoon. 
Although strayed from Ozark hillsides of oak and 
hickory, he yearns not for lost youth but for the 
lonely call of a blue jay in the emptiness of an 
oak forest in midwinter; for katydids rasping out 
their lives in gleaming summer evenings; for the 
cyclic drone of a cicada in a locust-year; for 
nighthawks booming their own delights over a 
limeotone glade; or, above the comforts of fellow 
creatures, sunset silhouetting neither skyscrapper, 
power pole, nor jet trail. 

What I describe is not the antithesis of human 
society, but its proper setting. 

I am told to ogle the progress of mankind! Join 

. . . ! Socialize . . . ! Have faith! Faith in what? 
Faith in Man — Man possessed of the Midas 
touch; man the remover — not the maker — of 
mountains. Man so in love with his own image 
that he cannot see or reflect or weigh; so 
open to the faults in his faiths and practices that 
he now endangers the future of his species. Will 
he — can he — continue to love his fellow men when 
men fall over each other's feet, as will probably 
happen unless some infinitely terrible disaster pre- 
vents that horrible end ? 

Wisdom, management, education are the echoes 
I hear, encapsulated in American thinking in the 
word "conservation." Conservation is at best a 
focal point of deep and creative thought; at worst, 
a brain-stopping little slogan beginning and end- 
ing with "Wise Use." Smog, alpine meadows, 
moorland sheep, Chesapeake oysters, almost every- 
thing you can name, may any day begin to poison 
us with radioactivity very appreciably more than 
at present; soils whose fire ants have been "eradi- 
cated" may soon become our savings account with 
death; the whole African continent may lose its 
elemental charms to make way for a teeming so- 
ciety that will in its turn starve — the ultimate in 
drab memorials to our political vacuity. Are we 
so very wise? 

So we manage. We become professional, steeped 
in techniques that override our philosophies si- 
lenced by government subsidy, smug from the con- 
ventionally measurable "services" we provide the 
public. In wildlife management, for instance, any 
fool who can legally carry a gun can now pay to 
have a coturnix quail turned loose in front of his 

gun, a sick trout dangled from his pre-baited hook, 
or for a shot at a goose from a blind that he did 
not build within the territory that was recently 
"sanctuary" to the goose. This is no nightmare of 
our overpopulated future! This is management — 
but considerably strayed from the philosophy of 
its great founders. 

In a day when American population pressures 
are still modest enough, we find game management 
plying the techniques rather wildly in its efforts 
to provide more heads of shootable game for the 
increasing baggers of game. This usually means 
chopping down the beech trees, shooting off the 
horned owls, mountain lions and wolves, and in- 
troducing exotic animals to fill nooks where na- 
tive animals can no longer live. It means culti- 
vation, fertilizers, poisons; it means the interces- 
'sion of more and more grades of "expertness" be- 
tween producers and consumers; it means the 
channelling of the sun's energy through a few 
manageable species of animals rather than a 
bright array of wonderful forms as nature has 
always done it. 

And then, education. Not the slow and costly 
provisioning of human minds with perceptiveness. 
That might accomplish something. But we must 
be dynamic and progressive: great buildings, to 
shut out the sunlight; expensive equipment, to 
magnify the cell and lose the organism that makes 
it meaningful; and eminent measurableness, so that 
we can point with pride; an out-doing of the Rus- 
sians, that government funds may flow. Applica- 
tion: technicians, salaries, degrees, departments, 
politics, i-ottenness. 

Our knowledge is backfiring- into our faces, and 
yet the pressure to accentuate the practical can 
hardly have begun. More than mere wise use is 
i-equired. Technology's balm will not touch the 
source of our infection, part of which is technology 
itself. Yet obviously we do need wisdom, manage- 
ment, and education. But humility before the facts 
of nature — before the marvels of nature — must be 
oui- point of departure. This is no grovelling be- 
fore what we do not understand, but a loving cau- 
tion in using facts that we think we are thorough- 
ly familiar with. 

We are surely lost if all sciences cannot become 
more a conviction that we are "the wiser . . . 
for knowing that there is a minnow in the brook" 
(Thoreau). So wisdom begins with luck — in hav- 
ing the brook in the first place; and ends with 
human resti-aint in preserving the brook and in 

keeping it unpolluted enough that minnows can 
live in it. Without some feeling for the precedence 
of nature, we shall soon have neither brook nor 
minnow nor wisdom. 

And the minnow's service to mankind is in its 
own being — maybe even in the number of scales 
in its lateral line — more than in any arbitrary 
scheme of values assigned to its use as food, as 
object of bounty, asa destroyer of agricultural 
pests, as eliminator of a weak or sick prey ani- 
mals, as pet to be caged, or specimen to be idly 
maimed in a freshman biology class. 

People have to get into the open air, have a 
look at life, and see how fare the neat "laws" 
that the laboratory gives them. Man today needs 
badly to cultivate his qualities of seer and thinker. 
Human life is potentially richer where all of life 
is richer. Without that richness, all our "educa- 
tion" will be vanity. Life has the roots of its rich- 
ness in areas that man has left alone, often those 
areas that in the past have been economically use- 
less. We are no longer a people with hoes nibbling 
at the landscape; "useless" bits of land are being 
remodeled nearer and nearer our own image, and 
lost to nature so long as our age of concrete 

Civilizations destroy the "useless" and the "harm- 
ful" in nature (with increasing success), put the 
rest under the halter, and place more and more 
of the individual man into the icebox. Nature, 
on the other hand, is liberating, elementally and 
not merely legally, freeing the eye with its mul- 
titude of forms and saving the mind by is offering 
of alternatives to dictatorships of fad and fash- 
ion and decree. If we look deeply into relatively 
undisturbed nature, we have used the most pre- 
cious gift of science; if we understand even super- 
ficially we have had science's greatest blessing. 
True science does not consist of quarterly reports 
and sure-fire returns. 

But man is not merely a thinker. He is a bio- 
logical organism. He requires appropriate natural 
surroundings for the play of his activities. One 
function of a spacious world where natural beau- 
ty and complexity have full sway would be not 
only in its food for man's thought, but also in 
its being food and a place of refuge for his body. 
People are hardly justified in having bodies, they 
derive so little good from them. 

Perspective cannot altogether be taught; it has 
to be "discovered" by the individual. If men, in 
their leisure time are lured away from the social 

and intellectual opiates of cities, something has 
been accomplished. If, during that harried tru- 
ancy, they gain a glimmer of understanding, a 
minor miracle has occurred. There is real danger 
that a whole generation of people will one day 
be reared away from contacts with wild nature. 
Something compulsive is needed to make at least 
a few people into a part of the country: not for 
fresh air merely, but for benefits that the coun- 
ty nurse can never measure. 

It is indeed hard to see how man can long main- 
tain contact with nature in the years that face us. 
A kind of human management is needed. We must 
do the managing, with nature and man's place in it 
clearly in view. No kind of self-management is 
so much needed as population control. Without 
that, any appreciable amount of "nature" of any 
kind is out of the question. Consider the bad 
names, the crooked statistics, and the hoots of 
derision with which Thomas Robert Malthus is 
"proved vn-ong" these days, and you will see the 
task that looms ahead. 

Society-worship lies deep among our roots. Ab- 
stractions of nature in still-life, in formal gar- 
dens, or regimented agriculture, are held up as 
not only substitutes for but even improvements 
upon nature. The sense of husbandry fostered by 
forestry, game management, or outdoor recreation 
means for some people that they are not liable to 
the same ethical strictures that ought to govern 
human activity in any field of nature. The feeling is 
deep that more basic laws of nature can be discov- 
ered in the laboratory than in the field or at the 
observational level, and that the resulting "control" 
over nature is the chief glory of man. 

Many persons also insist that a peculiarly mys- 
tical and durable essence of humanity gets en- 
tombed in bronze, castt into marble, molded onto 
canvas, or enshrined in great buildings. They be- 
little the role of environment, not only in its sym- 
bolical function, but also is vital role in providing 
the largeness of bounty that makes leisure possi- 
ble. Such people desire — or in practice encourage 
and make inevitable — a world smothered into hum- 
anized stability. Some of them desire — or over- 
'ook — the stabilization of humanity that must fol- 
low as man, cut ofi" from distances, rain, and 
natural life, revolves in ever smaller orbits around 
allegedly precious bronzes, marbles, books, com- 
mittees, laws, canvasses, and services. What be- 
gan as opportunities for masterly individual 
achievements will end in mass strangulation of the 

What I have tried to say in suggesting a re- 
orientation of man in nature is that where money 
and man are put immoderately before the whole 
of nature, the margin of safety for man himself 
is narrowed. One day he will be caught short. 
Due to the taint of folly in our wisdom, a i-ot 
of our own making will surely undermine the 
foundations of man's termite civilization. 

Natural history is a point of view, not a science. 
That is its salvation, and source of its services 
to man. Human social life is no mere substitute 
for it. It is not a matter of money. Here is some- 
thing that we cannot apply. It receives few sub- 
sidies from government, and hardly gets lip-service 
from many biology departments in colleges and 
universities. Yet its prerequisites are those that 
any inspired amateur can bring to it. One may 
just see and appreciate, although few persons 
operate on so exalted a plane. 

The lessons of natural history for mankind are 
not negative. The festering homocentrism that 
now leads us to commit devastation toward both 
man and earth might possibly be alleviated by a 
love for nature that places man in perspective. 

Love of nature is the supreme aim. The study 
of natural history, in the interest of that love, 
must be encouraged. Neither natural history nor 
naturalists, however, can be particularly dictated, 
legislated, or financed into existence. Uncontrolled 
nature is the mother of both of them. 

The creation of naturalists, of individualists, is 
more diiflcult than the training of technicians. 
And less measurable. Perhaps colleges, geared to 
run on money from self-satisfied tycoons, and state 
universities, pacing in the dignified steps of poli- 
ticians, are both poor places to expect any such 
impalpable, immaterially good thing to be fostered. 

Natural history in some way needs to remain 
in a state of perpetual amateurishness. The living 
world we see has to be, in a way not now clear, 
kept natural and rich; the individual man, in 
a manner yet to be discovered and practiced, must 
be left to explore, learn, and experience, as with 
a compelling passion. Naturalists only grow in 
such remarkable surroundings; I suspect that in 
this peculiar independence from extreme social 
coddling, they refiect a quality that is basic to 
healthy human beings. 


NIQUE, looks more like j 
bottling business for cos 
metics than slide-making 
S t u d e 71 1 s are : Siizanr^ 
Taylor, '61, Clinton, Mar\^ 
Hunter, '61, Miami, am 
Niyia Ann Stokes, '62, ot 


DR. JONES . . . 

iw steer your course? 

ch of us, in a way, is a space vehicle 
inched on a journey not of our choosing 

ith us, as with missiles, the best 
vigation practice is to: 

ke frequent observations of ourselves 
th respect to eternal values, 

nfer regularly with our Spiritual 

rrect our course by such a guidance 

th the promise that we can successfully 

turn home again." 

RONDTHALER LECTURER, Dr. WUIiam H. Jones, Emorii University scientist, 
visited Salem in March. He directs an AEC-supported project at Emory for analysis 
of fission-subjected material. He has been active in atomic bomb research, and was a 
laboratory director of one of the war-time uranium processing plants. Sophomore 
Judy Childress of Winston-Salem, is pictured ivith Dr. Jones. 

he ORGANIC CHEMISTRY RESEARCH LAB Dr. French shoivs how the Todd 
ision Still separates mixtures of compounds i)i a process to finally synthesize an 
■cancer substance. 

or Ann Butler of Greensboro and Freshman Alice Reid of Hartsville, S. C. con- 
rate on the $750 Still. 

have an amusing slant under the suqiervi- 
sion of Mr. Cosby. Juniors Judy Shannon 
of Lakeland, Florida, and Molly Scarborough 
of Lumberton enjoy a relaxed session with 
their professor. 

COMPARATIVE ANATOMY is an absorbing operation voider Professor 
Campbell, though the "Cat's Meow" is silenced. 

Typical vertebrates are dissected in the laboratory for analogy and hom- 
ology. This sorjiomore course is a study of Chordate Animals with 
reference to their development, characteristics, taxonomy, cytology, his- 
tology and structure. 

A MONO THE MAN f unusual books in the Trea- 
sure Room of the Salem College Library is a 
collection of early works on botany and natural 
history. These books, all printed between 1810-1830, 
are beautifully illustrated and are outstanding 
scientific publications of that period. How these 
expensive titles came into the possession of a small 
college in what was little more than a frontier town, 
has interested me since I came to the Salem Library. 

After preparing an exhibit of these books and 
seeing one of the titles quoted in a dealer's catalog 
for $500.00, I began to investigate. The Library's 
earliest accession record covers the years 1805-1908 
but was not prepared until some time later. It is not 
arranged chronologically by date of acquisition nor 
is the source of the book given. I asked several 
persons who might know something concerning the 
history of these books, but no one was certain how 
or exactly when they were acquired. A little study 
into the history of Salem about the time these 
books were published and a thorough examination 
of the books themselves, revealed some interesting 

The Moravians have a reputation for their inter- 
est in plants, flowers, and natural history; and 
in this period it must have reached almost fever 
peak. The late 18th and early 19th century witnessed 
amazing progress in collecting and cataloging plants 
and animals. This fervor for nature study spread 
from the European universities to Philadelphia, 
then the intellectual capital of the U. S. This was 
the age of Benjamin Franklin, the Bartrams, Alex- 
ander Wilson, Andre Michaux, who worked there, 
and Audubon. Not only did the Moravians have a 
receptive background but they also lived in nearby 
Bethlehem. Many of their leaders were educated in 
Europe and kept in touch with friends there. 

The Rev. Samuel Kramsch, first principal of 
Salem Academy, was educated in Europe and he 
and his wife were botanists of some note. The 
third principal, the Rev. G. Benjamin Reichel, was 
an accomplished scholar, zealous botanist, and 
teacher. The Rev. C. F. Denke, his wife Mary, who 
taught for many years in the Academy, and Bishop 
Jacob Van Vleck were ardent botanists with more 
than a local reputation. However, it was Ludwig 
von Schweinitz, later known as Lewis David de 
Schweinitz, a scientist of national renown, who 
must have been the guiding spirit of this little band 
of botanists. 

Lewis de Schweinitz spent the years, 1812-1821 
in Salem as an administrator for the Moravian 
Church. He was born in Pennsylvania and educated 
in Europe, having- received an honorary degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Kiel. 

Treasures Fror 

Described By Coll 

After leaving Salem he continued his scientific 
work and became famous for his Synopsis of the 
American Fungi. His stay here must have been a 
delight to this small community. 

The Records of the Moravians reports that many 
outstanding scientists came to Salem for the pur- 
pose of "botanizing", as it was called. Elisha Mit- 
chell, a geologist and botanist from the University 
of North Carolina, was a visitor here; and it is 
reported that a Mr. LeConte, a botanist, passed 
some time here. This Mr. Le Conte was most likely 
the father of the well-known Le Conte brothers and 
a physician and scientist himself. 

It is also reported that de Schweintz cataloged 
all the plants growing within a radius of 30 miles 
of Salem, assigning them names and describing 
them with minute accuracy. Two of his sons later 
became presidents of Salem and one of them was 
also a botanist. 

Botanizing must have been a favorite outdoor 
amusement as well as a subject for study with the 
students and teachers in the Academy. The Records 
report that Brother Kramsch and his wife accom- 
panied students on walks in the surrounding coun- 
tryside where they collected plants for their gardens 
and observed the habits of animals and birds. 

The Salem collection numbers at least fifty books 
which contain some of the outstanding scientific 
publications of this period. Although most of the 
books are on botany, there are also some on birds, 
insects, bees, and one on practical agriculture. 

Perhaps the most valuable title in the collection 
is American Ornithology, by Alexander Wilson and 
published in 9 volumes between 1808-14. This is the 
title that was priced at $500.00. Wilson promoted the 
sale of his book by traveling and visiting towns 
along the Atlantic Seaboard. The subscription price 
was $120.00 and the issue was limited to 250 sets. 
This was a large sum of money for those days and 
I doubt that many small colleges could have af- 
forded such a luxury. Wilson antedated James 
Audubon and his work is noted for its accurate 
de;criptions, faithful illustrations and beautiful 
colors, done by him. This work has been referred 
to as the most outstanding scientific work in the 
United States up to that time. 

— 10— 

Past Friends 

production of his book containing over 60 plates 
done by a special process. 






The collection also contains a copy of Charles 
Lucien Bonaparte's supplement to Wilson's work, 
called American Ornithology ; or, History of the 
Birds of the U. S. (4 vols. 1825-33) Bonaparte was 
a French scientist with a wide reputation as an 
ornithologist. He came to this country and worked 
for several years, publishing this book which con- 
tained additional specimens not listed by Wilson. 
These two works are usually considered together and 
both are rare today. 

In the field of botany, Andre Michaux's Flora 
Boreali-Amcricana, two volumes published in Paris 
in 1803, is the most valuable title. Michaux was a 
botanist for Marie Antoinette and traveled over most 
of the world collecting plants. He lived and worked 
for some time around Philadelphia and in the South. 
The story goes that he planted the mimosa tree in 
the South because he thought the Southern Hills 
had a similar climate to that of Northern India. 
This book is a first edition and was published from 
his notes shortly after his untimely death. 

Another unusual work is Botanisches Biklei'bnch, 
by Friedrich Dreves, which was published in Leip- 
zig in 1794-1801 in 25 parts. This is a text for 
students and the illustrations could not be matched 
today for their detail drawing and brilliant colors. 

Another interesting set is An Amer'.can Medical 
Botany in 6 volumes by Jacob Bigelow, which was 
published in 1817 and is a first edition. The author 
was a botanist and physician, who supervised the 

The actual monetary value of Salem's collection 
could not be determined without more study. How- 
ever, its special interest and value to Salem College 
Library is great because of its association with the 
early history of the institution and the community. 
Several volumes have the initials J V V in them, 
which most likely stand for Bishop Jacob Van 
Vleck. One title has the name of Mary Denke, who 
was referred to earlier in this article. Most of these 
books have either Salem Boarding School or Salem 
Academy with the date written in ink on the fly- 
leaf. The dates range between 1810-1827. 

This seems about as close as we can get to positive 
identification of the source of these books. But it 
seems almost certain that the little group of Mora- 
vian ministers and teachers responsible for the 
teaching and guidance of the early Academy is also 
responsible for the presence of these books in the 
Salem College Library. The clear and beautiful 
colors and the drawings which show the plants in 
their natural settings are in good condition. The 
fact that these books are outstanding works of 
their day and are still listed in bibliographies of 
the subject shows discrimination on the part of 
those responsible for their original selection. 

This is only one of the interesting collections of 
books and materials from the college archives which 
are housed in the Treasure Room on the third floor 
of the Library. Much of this rare material has 
been given to the Library by its Friends through 
the years. Who can tell but that many of the books 
given or bought from the Friends of the Library 
donations today might be a valued part of the 
Treasure Room collection a hundred years hence? 


The gift, in 1937, of Trus- 
tee Agnew H. Bahnson in 
honor of his wife, Eliza- 
beth Hill Bahnson, Class 
of 1911. 




Sa)-a Richardson, '61, of Monroe, 
president of the Home Economics 
Club, and Judy Shannon, '62, of 
Lakeland, F!a., prepared an exhibit 
in the Library in memory of Eliza- 
beth Leight Tuttle, '25, who was 
Forsyth County home demonstra- 
tion agent from 1931 imtil her 
death in July 5, 1960. 

Displayed are a medal and certi- 
ficate given Mrs. Tuttle by the U. 
S. Department of Agricidture in 
recognition of her exceptional 
work; her Salem, records, and a 
presented to the Library by the 
Home Economics Club. 

Class of ^23 Memorial Scholarship 

The 1961-62 Salem College catalogue lists for 
first time under Endowed Scholarships: 


"Class of 1923 Memorial Scholarship initiated in 
1960 by members of the class to memorialize two 
classmates, Ruth Reeves Wilson and Elizabeth Con- 
nor Harrelson, and to provide an appropriate means 
of memorializing others through the years." 

To our Memorial Scholarship have come gifts 
since September in tribute to Ruth, Elizabeth, 
Flavella, Mr. B. J. Pfohl, and Dr. Fred Pfohl. We 
are grateful to Mary Hadley and Thomas Leath, 
Dr. Gramley, and Miss Minnie J. Smith for using 

our Memorial Scholarship as a means of expressing 
tribute and sympathy. 

This Scholarship Fund is open for memorial gifts 
at any time. At our reunion in 1963 the members 
present will make any official decisions necessary. 
Please plan to come to our reunion as every opinion 
will be needed. 

In addition to the record of thj 1923 Memorial 
Scholarship kept in the Office of the Treasurer of 
Salem College, a "Book of Remembrance" is being 
kept which records the name of the donor and the 
name of the person whom the gift honors. 

The total as of March 1.5 was $'S12.00. 






The magazine Panorama, which Daisy Lee Glas- 
gow, '25, holds in the picture, is a publication of 
World Confedration of Organizations of the Teach- 
ing Profession, whose conference she attended in 
Amsterdam last summer. Many interesting experi- 
ences and enlightening information resulted from 
this meeting, which was attended by 500 persons 
from 70 countries. 

"I was impressed at the ability of so many 

European Panorama 

foreigners to speak English and the inability of 
many Americans to converse fluently in even one 
foreign language." 

When Daisy Lee learned that the topic of the 
international conference was on Child Health in 
School, she feared its meetings would not mean 
much to her, since history is her field, having 
taught this subject at Gray High School in Winston- 
Salem since 1930. However, her plans were made 
for the summer in Europe and the inclusion of the 
professional meeting in Holland was a profitable 
interlude in her travels. 

No countries behind the Iron Curtain were repre- 
sented, but teachers from South America and Africa 
talked much about the attempts of Red teaching 
organizations to spread in these areas. 

Educators from many countries frequently men- 
tioned how U. S. aid had helped make possible 
improvements in their educational programs. 

Daisy Lee's pleasure in the panorama of Eu- 
rope on her first trip abroad was heightened by 
this experience in understanding and friendship. 
She says, "World problems can be solved when 
we meet and know people of other countries as 
individuals and as friends". 

Salem Looks Beyond the Square 

Salem students are looking "beyond the Square" 
and championing the cause of education of students 
in foreign lands. Their awareness of the desperate 
needs of students around the world was kindled 
by a visit in March from a representative of the 
World University Service. With the enthusiasm 
of youth they began thinking of ways to help. 

At first they thought of underwriting the ex- 
penses of a foreigner at Salem, but investigation 
revealed that the amount of money necessary to 
bring a girl from abroad and finance her year at 
Salem could make possible an education for ten or 
twelve students in their native countries. They 
decided, therefore, to aid the larger number of 
young people obtain an education in their home- 

The plan agreed upon is for each class to select 
a country in which to educate three native students. 
From a list supplied by the World University Serv- 
ice, the seniors chose India, the juniors Hong- 
Kong, the sophomores Korea, and the freshmen 
voted for Greece. Each class will be sent a data 
folder on five needy students in the land selected, 

from which they will choose three persons as 
their "scholarship students". 

Various money-making projects are under way. 
The seniors had an April fashion show, and the 
juniors will earn their pledge by individual action. 
The sophomores have had a Saturday car-wash 
day, and plan a combo party on the tennis courts 
in May. The freshman class has had a rummage 
sale, is selling food, shining shoes, and planning 
a "Suppressed Desire Day" — whatever that may 

The annual auction of faculty and student serv- 
ices has been held, and already $850 of the $1,200 
needed has been raised. Any amount exceeding 
$1,200 will be put in an endowment fund to stim- 
ulate continuation of the Foreign Student Educa- 
tion Plan by future classes. 

Gifts from Alumnae who would like to have a 
part in this project will be most welcome and hap- 
pily received in the Alumnae Office. The first 
alumnae gift came from a generous and young-at- 
heart graduate of the Class of 1891, Miss Eloise 
McGill of Fayetteville. 

SALEM LEADERS— Heads of eam- 
pus organizations caught on the steps 
of Corrin Refectory are (left to 
right) : Patricia Weathers, '62, of 
Augusta, Ga., president of the YWCA 
. . . Susan Wainwright, '62, of Wil- 
son, president of the Women's Recrea- 
tion Association . . . Ann Cunning- 
ham, '62, of Spartanburg, S. C, chair- 
man of May Day in 1962 . . . and Ann 
Saunders, '62, of Jacksonville, Fla., 
president of IRS — (social standards 


Seated on the edge of the lily pool (1927's gift) are from left: 
Vice-President Betty Cox, '62, of Laurinburg . . . President 
Sallie Battle Paxton, '62, of Rocky Mount . . . Treasurer JuKa 
Summerell, '63, of Gastonia . . . and Secretary Dean Major, 
'62, of Columbia, S. C. 

Julia and Dean are alumnae daughters of Margaret Vaughn 
Summerell, '29 and Sarah Bell Major, '27, respectively. 
Sal'ie Paxton and Dean Major were awarded the Corrin Strong 
Scholarships fo)- study in Oslo, Norway this summer. 



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Elected to the Judicial Board are 
■Jacqueline Baker, '63, of Charlotte, 
as secretary, and Nancy Peter, '62, of 
Kingsport, Tenn., as chairman. Other 
members are presidents of the four 
classes, jy)-esidents of the eight dor- 
mitories, and a day student represen- 


"D ECENTLY I WAS invited by a favorite teen- 
age friend to talk to the Moravian Youth Fellow- 
ship Group on a most difficult subject: The Ideal 
Teenager. There was to be panel of four speaking 
from the point of view of a parent, (me), a school 
teacher, (Selma Crews Clodfelter, '30), a Sunday 
School superintendent, and a real teenager. I ac- 
cepted with reluctance. Even if I managed to define 
The Ideal Teenager to myself, what would a mother's 
definition sound like to a 13-year-old audience? 

I took my problem to the Lord and second to 
Webster's Dictionary. Help came from both sources. 
While the resulting talk didn't make me famous for 
oratory, it at least held up my part in the Sunday 
night program, clarified my own thinking, and 
greatly embarrassed my 12-year-old daughter in 
the group. (The editor of the BULLETIN thinks 
that some alumnae parents and children may be 
interested in my efforts, hence its inclusion in our 
Salem Family magazine.) 

The word IDEAL, as defined by Webster, means 
PERFECT OF ITS TYPE. A second interpreta- 
tion is given : AN IMAGINARY THING. A mental 
image of Teenage Perfection is hard for me to con- 
jure up, with the many varied realities who run 
around my house — two college girls, one High School 
son and "my baby", to whom this is dedicated, a 12- 
year-old daughter in Junior High — not to mention 
all the friends who sleep in extra beds, eat up 
weekend hamburgers and cookies, and sop up all 
the leftover love and admiration I have to offer. 

Maybe I should begin by listing all the words I 
know. You might be impressed by: cooperative, 
competitive, communicative, conscientious, imagina- 
tive, idealistic, honest, artistic, religious, responsible, 
studious, unselfish, unselfconscious, healthy, hilar- 
ious, and happy. In other words, "perfect" and 
strictly "imaginav!/." However if I stop talking 
now, you will feel as I have after some particularly 
finely-worded sermon: that the preacher knows 
the English language, but he "didn't say nothin." 

So, let's leave the alliterative and examine a 
familiar verse, full of short, strong words that we 
can roll out thin like pie crust or blow up big 
like bubble gum. 

"Monday's child is fair of face 
Tuesday's child is full of grace 
Wednesday's child has far to go 
Thursday's child is full of woe 
Friday's child is loving and giving 
Saturday's child works hard for a living. 
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day 
Is blithe and bonny and good and gay!" 

We will use this as a yardstick to measure our 

Monday's teenager would be /o/?' of face, oi- as 
the TV commercial says: Clean and dear. This 


Soj;/e Sunday Night Tliou^ 
Cortlandt Pi 

cauld apply not only to complexion, eyes, hair, nails, 
all of which should shine from scrubbing, but. also 
to what goes on behind the face — thoughts, dreams, 
purposes, prayers. 

Under this first qualification come, also, the 
health rules you hear about in school and at home. 
Enough sleep, teeth brushing, food-of-the-nourish- 
ing-variety, not sitting too close to the TV, not 
leading upside down in improper light, etc. 

Fan- of face, if you stretch it, would indicate a 
refusal to learn the commercially popular art of 
smoking, and certainly a fear of experimenting 
with the dangerous practice of drinking beer or 
whiske.v — not from prudishness, but for regard of 
health and sanity. So much for Monday's teenager ; 
complexion and conscience, all clear! 

Tuesday's teenager would be full of grace. This 
covers everything from being able to shoot basket- 
balls through hoops to being unselfconscious and 
at ease on a stage. Walking like models is fine if 
you can learn how, but even finer is the magic art 
of being gracious Considering other person's com- 
fort before your own ; talking to adults in a sensible 
way, as though they were people, too ; being willing 
to speak or act before an audience; making people 
feel easy and at home with you — all these make for 
a gracious young person. Combine physical grace 
with inherent or practiced graciousness and you've 
taken the second step toward perfection. 

Wednesday's teenager has far to go. This must 
really stretch. 

A boy who has far to go knows he has much to 
learn, that his opinion is not the final or the best 
one. That his new found pleasure in driving father's 
ear must be watched and curbed because of his in- 
experience. He will drive slowly and carefully be- 
cause he knows he has far to go. 

This is only one small example of the "humility, 
meekness and patience" which would charactize 
Wednesday's teenager. With independence, rebellion 
and disdain for adult advice tugging constantly at 
your coat tails during the nine years of teenage, 
it is difficult to recognize your true place in the 
home and in society. But you must do this, else 
you'll be branded a know-it-all, big-mouth, wild 
and wooly TEENAGER. 

— 1( 


the »iot]]cr of Scverul 
'.ch, '35 

Thursday's teenager is full of woe, which means 
exactly what it says, only backwards. I know how 
many troubles you all have, and they're plenty to 
fill you up — you can't talk but ten minutes over the 
family phone and aren't allowed to do homework 
or play records over it — you've got a "goob" on your 
nosa the night of the spring dance — you didn't get 
elected to the Key Club, or failed to make the 
Varsity — everybody but you has a date for Satur- 
day night — I know these are bigger problems than 
they sound like; but the Ideal Teenager would push 
them behind the larger woes of the world. He would 
read the newspapers, study the situation in Congo, 
Laos, in the US, and break his heart over the 
hungry, unhappy orphaned children everywhere. He 
would become so engrossed in other peoples' woes 
that he would forg'et his own. 

Friday's teenager is loving and giving. Perhaps 
this is the most important sentence of all. An un- 
selfish young person is hard to find, but beautiful 
to behold. If you would be popular, be loving and 
giving. Smile at people, offer to help them, do things 
when they ask you to, go out of your way to make 
them happy. Don't harbor, "hates", rather cultivate 
"likes" and "love" — (and I don't refer to going 
steady, as I wasn't asked to go into that subject, 
thank goodness!) Cooperate in your school and 
church activities, and, as the Girl Scout promise 
goes: "Help other people, especially those at 

Saturday's teenager irofks hard for a living. 
Work is something children should learn early, 
teenagers know by heart, and adults always remem- 
ber. Physical work is good medicine for the body 
and the soul. By work, I mean not only shoveling, 
sweeping, cutting grass, but also studying, playing 
on teams, practicing piano, staying on your toes 
in every activity. Try to earn your spending money, 
if you can; but volunteer your services, too. Never 
say "No" to a job you can do, and when you take it, 
do it well. 

Now for the teenager who is born on the Sab- 
bath day. First he is blithe. Who knows what that 
word means? I wasn't sure, so here's Webster: "of 
a merry disposition, joyous, light-hearted." This is 
a good balance for the foregoing hard work. What 
a wonderful sight would be a High Schooler with 
a merry disposition every morning when he gets 

up! Another example of blithe would be: a gii'l 
finding herself at an informal party dressed in 
Bermudas — socks-and-loafers; all the others in Sun- 
day dresses — and heels-and-hose! Could you manage 
this situation blithely? An ideal teenager could. 
What's more, if the case were reversed, and she 
saw another girl in the lonely Bermuda-loafer 
position, she would make that girl feel "blithe". 1 
realize this is blowing up the word a lot, but remem- 
ber we're trying to picture a perfect and imaginary 

Bonny is another seldom used word today, slightly 
old fashioned, but charming. It means "handsome" 
or "pretty". There's no getting around the fact that 
a perfect person would be nice looking. Bonny also 
has another meaning and that is "plump". So girls, 
don't be disturbed if you're a bit more bonny at 
15 or 16 than you will be at 21. You're just more 
Ideal than your skinny friends. 

Good is self-explanatory, but notice it's not spelled 
with a Y on the end. No goody-goody is going to get 
my vote as IDEAL. Be good in the sense that 
Jesus, as a boy, was good. He knew what was right 
and did it without question, because he loved the 
law. Goodness is a convenient virtue. It keeps you 
from having to make so many decisions. If you're 
good, and your friends know it, the word "chicken" 
will seldom concern you. You'll bs tempted to do bad 
things, but you'll prefer not to; and if things begin 
to get confusing, you'll be able to be tough with 
yourself and with your friends. 

Sunday's teenager would be gay. He would laugh, 
aloud or inside himself; she would giggle a large 
portion of the day and night. 

You've heard the teenage-years described as the 
Bridge Between Babyhood and Being Grown-Up. 
Just because you're tromping over that Bridge 
doesn't mean you have to be a bunch of Billy Goat 
Gruffs. There are many hilarious things in this 
world to laugh at — including and especially our- 
selves — and laughter is a many splendored thing. 
The children I love most are the ones who push 
back their chairs, hold their stomachs and give 
themselves over to uncontrolled gales of mirth, 
laughing at things that are really funny and 
ridiculous, not at the misfortunes of other people, 
or the smutty, sexy type humor that, unfortunately, 
makes many adults guffaw. 

You'll notice that among all these wonderful 
traits, there was no mention of being Big, Beauti- 
ful or Brilliant. These would be nice, too; and I 
know most boys want to be 6'.3", and all girls would 
like to look like movie stars, but our verse doesn't 
stress the three Bs. 

Finally I'd like to say that I wouldn't want 
completely Ideal Teenagers around my house, be- 
cause they would have no need for a mother! 



Lois Torrencc Youngnuin, '36 

T WAS THRILLED with anticipation on my first 
visit back to Salem with my children when they 
were three, four, and five years old. What feeling- 
would they have about a place that meant so much 
to me? We strolled around the lovely green Square 
and the old brick buildings. The hooded doors, iron 
stair rails and uneven brick sidewalks carried me 
back to the time when I had no greater worries 
than English Lit. and logarithms. No thoughts of 
whether there was enough bacon for breakfast, of 
enough pairs of clean jeans for the week; delivering 
children to Scout Meeting, to music, to a birthday 
party. My reverie was broken by the question : 
"Mama, where's the swimming pool?" "You said 
we could go swimming! Can we. Mama, can we?" 

In the years since 1936, even though I was some- 
times out of touch with Salem, I thought of it often 
and was always so proud of my Alma Mater. I 
liked to be asked where I went to college. When I 
taught school for eight years in Mocksville, Morgan- 
ton, and Concord, everyone in these places knew 
about Salem; when I worked for Pan-American 
Airways in Miami, I sometimes ran into Salemites 
and other people who knew of Moravians in Pennsyl- 
vania and a Moravian college in the South. There 
was always good fellowship in such meetings. 

I know that our years at Salem have helped my 
classmates and me to face many problems and situa- 
tions that have confronted us in these twenty-five 
years. First, my college pi'epared me for a job that 
I love — teaching. Those days of practicinj;; teaching 
at Reynolds High School, of teaching un English 
lesson before Dr. Willoughby — those courses in ed- 
ucation have been blessed and remembered. 

My family now is four-fifths school participating. 
We four leave together every morning, I for the 
wonderful North Carolina Orthopaedic Hospital 
School to teach English and French, the three 
children to the third, fourth, and fifth grades. One 

is eager and intense, one happy and gabby but pre- 
pared, and one more interested in marbles than 
mathetatics. As for my husband, the last person he 
ever expected to marry was a school teacher! 

In this quarter-century Salem has influenced our 
lives in many ways other than our professional 
careers. Our social lives, our friends, our standards 
— have felt the guiding hand of Salem. I imagine 
the chief aim of most of us is to train our children 
so that our college will be proud of them, as we 
have been proud of it and its great influence. 

Some in the Class of '36 have had exciting jobs 
in exciting places; some have gained fame and 
fortune; some have contributed to the good of 
others; but most of us have lived seemingly ordi- 
nary lives with careers, then marriage, then child- 
dren and all the wonderful, complicated, gratifying 
days of parenthood. Today we look back through 
these really great years. Twenty-five years ago 
the historian of our class, Melrose Hendrix, wrote 
these words about our college: "Wherever we may 
go, whatever we may do, her spirit will be constant- 
ly by us to guard and direct us. We cannot leave 
the past behind us, for the shadow of Salem has 
become a part of our lives." 

CorUandt Preston Creech, '35, looks like the TEEN- 
AGERS she writes about on page 16. Her daughter 
■Jiilianna, Is teaching her the BOP. 

— 1! 

St* Christopher Is Our Patron Saint 

SdYs Mdggi Blakeney Bullock^ '55 

PERHAPS 1955 WILL always be the most event- 
ful year of our lives. It was the year of graduation, 
the year of marriage and the year that "No Time 
for Sergeants" opened in New York. At the time 
our only interest in actor Andy Griffith was as a 
former Carolina Playmaker, but this play was to 
lead us to an exciting adventure in professional 

Armed with only a promise from Emmette Rodgers, 
Associate Producer of "Sergeants", of a reading 
with Maurice Evans, Len and I headed for New 
York in February of '56. Even though the reading 
ended in disappointment for us, we decided to stay 
in the magic of make-believe for a while. Our cold- 
water flat had a bath tub in the kitchen. Other 
necessary equipment was in the hall. Pood was kept 
on the fire escape, as there was no refrigerator. 
This worked fine when snow was piled eighteen 
inches outside. The Puerto Rican "kerosene man" 
came every day or so and for fifty cents one could 
acquire quite a bit of fuel. 

We both found jobs, then a doctor for me. I did 
not write my family in North Carolina the news of 
my pregnancy for fear they would retrieve me from 
the "wicked city". 

St. Christopher, the patron saint of actors, surely 
smiled on us for, after another reading, Len signed 
a contract for a small part in "Sergeants" under- 
studying the lead. Extra money came from a walk 
in front of the camera on TV's Goodyear Theater. 
Life was exciting in the Big City. 

"Sergeants" opened first in Texas at the Dallas 
State Fair. In September of '56 it moved to Chicago 
for a nine months run; then we traveled all over 
the United States, with our newly arrived son, 
Leonard, Jr. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, 
Cleveland, Boston and Washington were among the 
twenty large cities where it played. Leonard is one 
little boy who can truthfully say he slept in a 
drawer and was almost "born in a trunk". Pushing 
a loaded stroller, we visited museums, tried out 
restaurants and whistled at bears in the St. Louis 

Everywhere we went we saw people we knew or 
had known in school. Sally Reiland and Kay Cun- 
ningham Berry were in San Francisco. Ed Sutton, 
with whom Len had played football at Carolina, was 
there too, playing pro-ball with the Washington 

After two years with the national company, Len 
played the lead in "Sergeants" as it toured New 
England on the "straw hat circuit". He returned to 
New York alone that fall because little Bebe was 
then on the way. By this time he had acquired an 

agent, a small savings account and good credit. 

Len was never fond of New York, so in the fall 
of '58 the theater, St. Christopher, New York and 
Len parted. It was heart-breaking to me. Len took 
a job with The Travelers Indemnity Company's bond 
department and began learning about the business. 
He settled Leonard, Jr., Bebe, a pine table and four 
Pennsylvania Dutch chairs, with me in an apart- 
ment in Charlotte. 

Thus began my battle with normal living and bud- 
gets. Housekeeping consumed me with the never 
ending eating situation, oceans of orange juice, 
"free advice" and toys on the floor. I was often 
alone at night as Len rehearsed for the Little The- 
ater or was out of town on business. With the birth 
of baby Jim, in December, '60, space ran out, too. 

Now with all this behind us, '61 gives signs of 
new adventures. In January, we bought a house with 
two acres just out of town. The two acres came 
equipped with a covey of quail, numerous night 
strolling rabbits, various birds, the neighbor's dogs 
and a pony shack. 

Bulbs have already pushed their way through the 
damp earth. The gutters are cleaned out. Sun shines 
in the kitchen in the morning and in the newly 
painted living room all afternoon. There are no 
curtains at the window to hide our grove of Caro- 
lina pines. 

St. Christopher was and will always be our patron 
saint. We carefully place all our books on the theater 
together on the den bookshelves as his special shrine. 
We have a wall reserved for pictures of Myron Mc- 
Cormick, Morton DeCosta and Leonard Bullock. 

This spring Len is playing in the Opera Associa- 
tion's production of "La Pinchole". I plan to pro- 
duce "Hansel and Gretel" for the back yard set. 
Naturally, I shall be the old witch! 

Toy Soldiers Three leave Maggi 
"No Time for Sergeants" 

Class Notes 


Edna Lindsey Watt 
March 7, 1961 

N E C R L 




Beulah Shore Thomas 
in 1960 


Daisy Vaughn Gilmer 
March 27, 1961 


Louise Wiles King 
February 14, 1961 


Frances Leach Boyd 
August 21, 1960 


Jessie Shore Horner 
April 15, 1961 


Lucie Vance Siewers 
April 14, 1961 


Alpha Shaner Evans 
March 31, 1961 


Ada Eugenia Fogle Mickey 
April 14, 1961 


Lillian Johnson Sebring 
April 20, 1961 


Marguerite Biesel Williams 
in 1960 


Anne D. Martin 
February 23, 1961 


Sallie Jones Froeber 
March 18, 1961 


Mary BInkley Edwards 
February 6, 1961 


"Queenie" McDonald Maxwell 
January 26, 1961 


Mary Keehin Simmons 
October 14, 1960 


Dorothy Sims Drone 
March 31, 1961 


Annie Booe Mock 
February 26, 1961 


Nancy Chesson Simpkins 
April 2, 1961 

Carrie Rollins Sevier 
(Mrs. Joseph T.) 
84 Edwin Place 
Asheville. N. C. 

Nine of us are living: Kate and 
Bessie Brooke (who have been visit- 
ing in Winston-Salem), Jeannie 
Anderson, Daisy Thompson, Martha 
Brown Boyd, Lizzie Majette Parker, 
Mamie Barrow Owen, Katherine 
Hanes and your reporter, Carrie. 

I have visited Daisy, Lizzie, Mamie 
and Katherine within the year — and 
write to and hear from the others — 
so, if you want news, write to me! 


Ella Lambeth Rankin 
(Mrs. W. W.) 
1011 Gloria Ave. 
Durham, N. C. 

Anna McPherson Warren says she 
reads the Bulletin from cover to 
cover, as Salem is dear to her heart. 
She has heard from Ida Pritchard 
Shultz, who told of her grandchildren, 
one an Episcopal minister. Ida said 
she thought often of our days at 
Salem and the friends made there. 

Lucie Vance Siewers retired last 
fall as buyer for the gift department 
in the Ideal. She was visiting a grand- 
daughter in Wilson when she became 
ill. After four operations, and four 
months in the hospital, she died on 
April 14, 1961. Sympathy is ex- 
pressed to her family and friends. 

Martha Poindexter 
P. O. Box 2223 
Winston-Salem. N. C. 

Vivian Owens Noell has moved 
from Memphis to Charlotte. 

Sympathy to Florence Barnard 
Johns, whose husband died suddenly 
several months ago. They left Ashe- 
ville in 1950 when Mr. Johns was 
transferred to Williamston, N. C. 
Florence continues to live in Williams- 
ton, where her daughter and six 
grandchildren also reside. 

) Mabel Hinshaw Blackwell 

\ (Mrs. J. S.) 

' 1815 Brantley St. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Salem is happy to locate Mellie 
Stough, who is Mrs. Robert S. DuRant 
of Southern Pines. She came to Salem 
luncheon in Fayetteville in March. 

Mary P. Oliver 

Route 2, Jonestown Road 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Our sympathy to the family of 
Mary Keehin Simmons, who died Oct. 
14, 1960. She receovered from a 
stroke in March, but a malignancy 
developed. Besides her husband, she 
is survived by two sons, all of Tar- 
boro, one daughter, Martha Sim- 
mons Armstrong, x'33, in Rogers- 
ville, Tenn., a brother and seven 
grandchildren. A namesake is the 
only daughter of James E. Sim- 
mons, Jr. 

Lilla Mallard Parker spent Easter 
in Winston-Salem, attending the Mo- 
ravian services and meeting old 
friends from far and near. As al- 
ways, Lilla is engaging in musical 
activities, and is now preparing for 
Atlanta's gala week of Grand Opera 
in May. 

Carrie Hawkins Kidd says she has 
not been well this winter and had 


had a lady living with her in her 
mother's old home in Danville, Va. 
For the past 10 years, Carrie has 
been treasurer of the Heritage Guild, 
the Methodist Home for Aging in 
Richmond, which has 209 inmates. 

Congratulations to Dr. Margery 
Lord, who observes her 45th year as 
a physician in June. No retirement 
for Margery! After a vacation in 
Clearwater, Fla., she is busy with 
pre-school clinics in Madison County, 
where she is part-time Health Di- 
rector. She is also president of the 
Asheville Evening Garden Club. 

Kathleen Korner, tho' unable to be 
at 50th Reunion in 1959, enjoyed 
hearing of it from Delia Walker and 
Maude Williamson, who visited her 
last fall. 

Ruby Palmer Lester says her hus- 
band retired years ago, after coro- 
nary trouble which slowed him down. 
They live quietly and enjoy a 4-year- 
old grandson. 

Nonie Lipscomb is home after 
some time in the hospital for arth- 
ritis of the back. We wish her com- 
plete recovery from this painful ail- 

Ethel Hooks Smith wrote that she, 
her husband and a single sister live 
together in her father's old home. 
Ethel sends best wishes to all, and 
hope to visit Old Salem soon. 

Thanks to those who sent replies 
to my cards. We hope to hear from 
the rest before June for further re- 
port in the summer BULLETIN. 

Lillian Spach Dalton 
(Mrs. William N.) 
545 Spragfue St., 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Maria Parris Upchurch fell down 
her stairs and twisted a knee so bad- 
ly that she was in bed all last summer. 
We hope she has fully recovered. 


Elizabeth Hill Bahnson 
(Mi-s. Agnew H.) 
702 W. Fifth St., 
Winston-Salem N. C. 

50th Reunion— June 3, 1961 

Laura Jones Converse replied to 
Margaret Vance with interesting 
news: "We travel from our home in 
Selma to summer cottage on the Gulf 
and a town apartment in Mobile. J. 
B. and I enjoy traveling. Of our 
several trips to Europe the Mediter- 
ranean cruise on the Caronia was 
the best of all. Both our son and 
daughter live in Mobile, and the 
eight grandchildren make ours a big, 
happy family. 

J. B. is chairman of the Board of 
the engineering firm bearing his 
name, and he deserves the time he 
takes in traveling. We are planning 
a South American cruise in early 1961 

I am delighted that J. B. looks with 
favor on attending our Reunion. If 
it can coincide with a meeting in 
Washington and the "Society of the 
Lees" in Virginia, we hope to be with 
you at Salem. 

Helen McMillan's death grieved me 
as I roomed with her for several 
years. I hope to hear about the sweet 
girl Kathleen Griffith. These lines 
have brought back many memories, 
some happy and some sad." 

Pauline Peterson Hamilton writes : 
"I hope to join in our 50th Reunion. 
Thought I have seen Winston-Salem 
classmates often through the years 
my path has crossed that of only a 
few of our out of town girls. For the 
past 24 years Bethlehem, Pa. has 
been my home. Fourteen years be- 
fore that, following my marriage, I 
entered into mission service in Nic- 
aragua. Here in Bethlehem I've 
shared with my husband. Bishop Ken- 
neth Hamilton, experiences connected 
with his work as a professor in the 
Moravian Theological Seminary and 
later as a member of the Executive 
Board of the Northern Province of 
the Moravian Church. We have no 
children. I look forward to seeing you 
in June." 

1^.-^ Mildred Harris Fuller 
' Jf (Mrs. E. E.) 

ferf 104 Rectory St. 

Oxford. N. C. 

President Alice Witt Carmichael 
wrote: "I am with Salem and class- 
mates in spirit at this Easter season. 
I have written all the "girls" of 
1912 and asked them to send a gift 
to the current Alumnae Fund. 

Lou Mayo Brown Moomaw is chair- 
man for our 50th Reunion Gift to 
Salem in 1962. She is on a cruise to 
the Middle East now, but you will be 
hearing from her." 

first marriage, reports three grand- 

Adele Pemberton is still teaching 
in Concord. 

Anna Ferryman is enjoying retire- 
ment and our Alumnae Association 
is enjoying her service as ti-easurer 
and chairman of the Alumnae Fund. 

Helen Wilson Curl and sister are 
happily settled in a new house in 
W-S. The Wilson family home on 
Cherry Street was torn down for a 
business site. 


Margaret Blair McCuiston 
(Mrs. Robert A.) 
224 South Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Sympathy to Pauline Brown in the 
recent loss of her mother. 

Ruth Giersch Venn of Salem, Va., 
who had two Smiley children by her 

Letters from two of our classmates 
told of particularly interesting and 
worthwhile occupations. 

Frances Brown Conti graduated 
from the Pennsylvania School of 
Social Work in 1924, and was a medi- 
cal social worker for eighteen years. 
In her spare time, she studied prac- 
tical nursing, and was a pupil at 
the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Insti- 
tute. Then, she was assistant to the 
Director of Social Service at the 
Philadelphia Association for the 
Blind. She supervised the workers 
who visited, taught case work to them, 
corrected records, etc. She resigned 
from that position in 1959, and is 
now working toward a master's de- 
gree at the University of Pennsyl- 

"Molly" adds that she and Sara 
have two guest rooms and a vege- 
table garden, and they invite us to 
visit them. Their daughter, son-in- 
law, and two small granddaughters 
live on a horse farm not many miles 
from the Contis. 

Bess Hyman Guion wrote: 

"One of the nicest things about 
my newest job — as hostess at Tryon 
Palace — is seeing many Salem girls. 

I am always flattered when they 
say I have not changed a bit. That, 
of course, is only a way of being 
nice, because if I had not changed in 
fifty years, I should be in a side 

Having lived in New Bern all of 
my life and grown up with the dream 
of a restored Palace, it is thrilling 
to be a part of the dream come true. 
It has been my privilege to have been 
in on the Restoration from the begin- 
ning. Mrs. Latham was my friend 
and my parents' friend, and her 
daughter, May Latham Kellenberger, 
who has gone on so marvelously with 
her mother's plans, I have known 
since kindergarten days. 

I followed the excavations of the 
archeologist, which was a liberal 
education in itself. I have had a 
small part in the furnishings of the 
Palace, particularly in the simple 
North Carolina things that Gov. 
Tryon might have used in the East 
Wing, which houses the Secretary's 
Office, Kitchens and lesser Guest 

— 21 — 

I still have my Antiques Shop and 
lots of many interesting people come 
to my home, where the shop is located. 

Last fall, Haywood and I drove to 
Decatur, Alabama, thru the Smokies 
at the peak of their Fall glory. Our 
son, Tom, has live there for eight 
years. He is a Research Chemist 
with the Chemstrand Corporation. 
He and Mary Carty have three chil- 
dren, two girls and a boy — who is 
the only last name Guion grandson. 

At Christmas we flew to Coronado, 
California, to visit our daughter 
Pattie, her Navy husband and two 
teen-age daughters. It was our first 
trip to the West and we found it 
wonderful and different from our 
Carolina coast. We drove up and 
down the Southern coast of Califor- 
nia, ending at Disneyland, which is 
fabulous. No wonder Khrushchev was 
furious because he did not get to 

Our younger daughter, Hattie Lane, 
lives in New Bern with her lawyer 
husband and the other three grand- 
children. Having eight makes me an 
awfully rich old lady and I love to 

I have decided that I want to be 
like Grandma Moses and live to be 
a hundred or more. I am well, happy 
and busy and intend always to be 
that way. I am looking forward to 
our 50th Reunion in 1964. 

Come to see me and let me show 
you our Tryon Palace and lovely old 
New Bern." 

Annie Lee Grissom Offen was 
chairman of Stamford, Conn. Debu- 
tante Ball in 1960. At that time a 
charming picture of her appeared in 
the New York TIMES. 

Our sincere sympathy to Catherine 
Spach Bynum and husband in the 
death of their son, Larkin, on March 

Agnes V. Dodson 
363 Stratford Road, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

45th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

By now you must have received 
President Ruble Ray Cunningham's 
call to Reunion. Be sure to reply to 
her and to send news to me for re- 
porting in this column. 

Our sympathy to Harriet Glover 
Burfoot whose husband died some 
months ago. 

Ruble's ninth grandchild arrived 
on Nov. 30 in St. Louis — Patricia 
Ann, daughter of her youngest son. 
Bill Cunningham. 


Betsy Bailey Eames 

(Mrs. Richard D.) 

Route 3, Bel Air. Maryland 

No report from Betsy this time 
due to the grave illness of Dick 
Eames in March. We are happy to 
say that he is convalescing after 
surgery and hospitalization in Balti- 
more. Send Betsy your love and news 
for her to report next time. 

^- Marie Crist Blackwood 

rt ^5? (Mrs. F. J., Jr.) 

JLC3 1116 Briarcliff Road 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Helen Long Follett visited her 
family in Rockingham last fall and 
again this spring. It would be nice 
to see her again in N. C. She asked 
about Nita Highsmith, who is still 
teaching in Fayetteville. From Helen 
I learned of the death of Mary 
Entwistle Thompson's husband in 
Charlotte last December. Our deepest 
sympathy to Mary. 

Belle Lewter West says she en.ioys 
our news in the Bulletin ; so keep 
sending it to me to share with all of 
us. Belle's daughter lives in Cumber- 
land, Md., and her son in Atlanta. 
Her mother in Durham celebrated 
her 95th birthday in March. Belle 
plans to come down from Detroit in 

Mary Hunter Deans Hackney 
(Mrs. John N.) 
P.O. Box 1476 
Wilson, N.C. 

Marion H i n e s Robbins' grand- 
daughter and namesake was born in 
Key West, where her daughter and 
son-in-law are now stationed. 

Maggie Mae Stockton's eighth 
grandchild evens the girls with the 
boys. Little Martha Stockton Hancock 
arrived in January. 

Remember Canadian Zeta Collins, 
piano teacher at Salem who took her 
degree with 1919? She writes: "I 
keep busy teaching at the Vail-Deane 
School in Elizabeth N. J., and with 
my private pupils. Living near New 
York is a joy — season tickets to the 
opera and symphony — and incredu- 
lous as it may seem, ice-skating in 
Central Park. I've also become a 
golf enthusiast. Most of my excite- 
ment came in earlier life, living in 
France and Italy, studying with fa- 
mous teachers there and finally sing- 
ing in opera." 

Maggie Newland will again visit 
her beloved British Isles this sum- 

Le Graham would appreciate hear- 
ing from Marguerite Davis. Mary 
Lancaster, Martha McKellar, Bertha 
Shelton and the rest of you long 
silent ones. 

Mary Hadley Connor Leath 

2/Tw (Mrs. Thomas H.) 

(I j 300 Fayetteville Street 
^^ Rockinsham, N. C. 

I hope my letters about more class 
participation in the Alumnae Fund 
brought better results than my re- 
quest for news. Only two letters came 
to me : 

Virginia Holmes McDaniel told of 
a busy church and community life in 
Forest City, N. C. She was our lone 
representative at Salem last Alumnae 
Day. She writes about her doctor son 
in Fort Lauderdale and her lawver 

son in Raleigh, and of her daughter 
who is married to an Army chap- 
lain. Virginia has four little grand- 
daughters who keep her young in 

Bertha Moore has been in Hyatts- 
ville, Md. for three years as Librarian 
in a junior high school. She enjoys 
trips to interesting places in that 
areas and plans to take a language 
course at Catholic University. She will 
visit a niece in Germany this summer. 
Her brother is with the Navy in 

Nannie Loy Tucker in Winterville, 
N. C. has been bedridden since 
August. We send our best wishes for 
steady impi-ovement. 

Nancy Lee Patterson Edwards, as 
pretty and sweet as ever, stopped by 
Salem this spring. 

Octavis Scales Phillips' daughter 
was married last November to James 
C. McLeod, Jr., and lives in Florence, 
S. C. 

I do hope the rest of .you will send 
news by May to give in the next 
Bulletin. If you have no special news, 
tell what you know about classmates. 
We must not lose contact with each 
other. Who knows, but one of our 
group may have developed a latent 
talent and landed in politics or liter- 
ary or art circles. Share your exper- 
iences with the rest of us and keep 
1920's column going! 


Elva M. Templeton 
202 S. Academy St. 
Cary, N. C. 

40th Reunion— June 3, 1961 

You must be saving news to tell 
verbally at reunion. In the meantime 
let President Evelyn Thom Spach 
know early in May who is coming to 

Ted Wolff Wilson will be missed, 
but she will be in South America, 
Panama and the Caribbean in May 
and June. 

Georgia Litz Hitt has been found 
in Norfolk (537 New Jersey Ave.), 
where three of her four crildren live. 
She has 12 grandchildren. Her hus- 
band died ten years ago. She hopes 
to come to reunion. 

In December Alice Robinson Dicker- 
man wrote from Nokomis, Fla. : 
"Saw Pearl Ray Long on the way 
down. She and Clyde drove us around 
the beautiful Ocala countryside. We 
found a home in Nokomis and use 
the "Phoebe" as a floating guestroom. 
We have the Gulf at our front door 
and the Bay at the back. My eighth 
grandchild arrived Dec. 20 — daughter 
Carol's sixth child!" 

Who knows the maiden name of 
Mrs. R. C. Leslie of Springfield, 
Ohio? She wrote asking if '2i was 
to have a reunion, but did not answer 
Salem's question as to who she was 
before marriage. 

Our sympathy to Sarah Watt 
Stokes, whose mother died in March. 

Dot Gregory Ives and Allen flew 


to Paraguay m March to visit son 
George (and the two granddaugh- 
ters). George is in the US diplomatic 

Isabel Williams Young spent Feb- 
ruary in Hawaii and wants to come 
to reunion. She sees Fay Roberts 
Pomeroy occasionally in Arkansas. 
She wrote of sharing an alcove with 
Elsie Scoggins during her one year 
at Salem as a music "special". 


Edith Hanes Smith 
(Mrs. Albert B.) 
Box 327, 
Jonesboro, Ga 

Two more grandchildren are: Jill 
Stewart Robbins, second grandchild 
of Ruth Correll Brown, born Oct. 13. 
Ruth spent Christmas in Chicago with 
the baby and her brother Scott, aged 

A third son was born to Albert 
Smith, Jr. and wife on Jan. 20 in 
Chapel Hill. Albert leaves UNC 
faculty to teach French at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 

Raye Dawson Bissette and Ivan 
went to Florida in March on doctor's 
orders for Ivan's health. 

Dorothy Kirk Dunn's daughter. 
Dot Clay, was named Atlanta's golf- 
er of the year. She received a plaque 
from the hands of Arnold Palmer at 
a dinner on March 31. 

The sister of Frances Leach Boyd 
wrote Salem to remove Frances' mail- 
ing nlate, as she had died last Au.gust 
in West Palm Beach. 


Nettie Allen Thomas Voces 
(Mrs. Henry E. ) 
.304 Kentucky Ave. 
Alexandria, Va. 

Christmas brought news from some 
and promises of news from others. 
From Mary Bradham Tucker, Eden- 
ton : "Have had fairly successful 
results as chairman of District 16 
(Alumnae Association). Our fall 
meeting here was nice." 

Sarah Herndon, Tallahassee, Fla., 
told of a spacious new apartment at 
the same address. She is directing 
humanities, which presently involves 
all the complexities of a television 

Lillian Watkins' card was welcome 
but brought no news. Lois Neal 
Anderson promised "to surprise you 
one day with a letter." 

Pauline Turner Doughton shared 
news of her children. Tom. is at West 
Point, Betsy works in Washington, 
Jon Lee in Chapel Hill, and Becca is 

From Olivebelle Williams Roscoe, 
Atlanta : The anticipated arrival of 
a second grandchild in June. OBW 
is teaching choral music at Pace 
Academy, and loving it. 

From Mary Howard Turlington 
Stewart, St. Louis: A Christmas re- 
union that included her father, from 
Mooresville, and Sarah, from Wash- 
ington, but not son Edward. He was 

in Puerto Rico foz- eight weeks of 
special "doctoring". 

From Gladys Sills Howe, Rochester, 
N. Y. : "Greetings". 

From Laura Howell Norden came: 
The hope that we shall have another 
reunion soon. (1964 is the date.) 

From President Eleanor Shaffner 
Guthrie: A lovely engagement calen- 
dar, to remind me to continue getting 
my reports off to Salem on time. 

From NATVoges, the hope that 
members of the class will send me 
their news so it can be shared with 
other members of the class. Every- 
body is interested in what other mem- 
bers are doing and thinking! 

Mary Lou Boone Brown's daughter, 
who came to Salem for two years, 
married Fred C. Folsom, law student 
at Emory University on Nov. 20. She 
graduated from Emory this March. 

Elizabeth Stroud Ashby's daughter 
Elizabeth, who went to Greensboro 
College and is working in Winston- 
Salem, will marry April 15 Craig J. 
Smith, Jr. Western Electric employee. 

Jane Noble Rees says: "Two of 
our three sons are married and we 
have a granddaughter and a grand- 
son, both born in 1960." 

Ada James Moore's daughter, Ann, 
withdrew from Salem in February 
to marry William Johnston of Green- 
ville, N. C. Salem regretted losing 
piness to the young couple, who are 
this good student but wish much hap- 
at Fort Knox, Ky., until he gets out 
of the army this summer. 

Elizabeth Pakkek Roberts 

2^ (Mrs. B. W.) 
H) 1603 VV. Pettigrew St. 
^-' Durham, N. C. 

Lou Woodard Fike became a grand- 
mother in April, when Mary Hadley 
Griffin's baby arrived. Lou, Jr., got 
her M.A. degree in 1960 and continues 
to teach in Wilson. She is also a golf 
champion. Llewellyn is a freshman at 
Converse. Lou spent an evening with 
me when her brother-in-law was 
operated on at Duke Hospital. Her 
brother Tom, legislator from Wilson 
County, is finance committee chair- 
man in the House of Representatives. 

Bill Wood, New York advertising 
man, spent Christmas with his 
mother, Esther Efird Wood, Salem's 
Community Store keeper. 

Ella Aston Rhodes' sister Margaret 
(Academy alumna) was married in 
November to Mr. W. G. Wysor of 
Richmond, whose son is a doctor in 
Chapel Hill. Ella's son and family 
have moved to California. The Rhodes 
enjoyed Christmas in Mississippi with 

Daisy Lee GlasRow, when on her 
way to Europe last summer, spent 
a few days with Tabba Reynolds 
Warren in New York. Kate Hunter 
Gincano and Agnes Carlton .joined 
them one evening. Tabba goes to 
Europe in May. She is busy with her 
job, dancing at Arthur Murray's and 

playing bridge. The Warrens have 
an apt. (5 Tudor City Place, NYC) 
and no longer commute from Long 

Mary McKelvie Fry wrote: "Gil 
and I enjoyed a month's trip last 
summer to Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper 
and Maligne Lake. The latter is a 
wild region where Gil fished and took 
color pictures. No one thought I 
could take the primitive life at Mali- 
gne, but I wouldn't have missed the 
heights, the silence, and wild beauty 
of it all. 

"On return we packed the car (in- 
cluding "Simpkins" our Maltese cat) 
and went to Maine. I was so sorry to 
miss Daisy Lee, but we were away 
through September. 

"In November Blanche Vogler flew 
in from Akron for an all-too-short 
visit, enroute to see Nettie Allen and 
home folks in Salem. Then Christmas 
and our three grandchildren around 
the ti'ee with us. My letter sounds 
very self -centered, but "outside activi- 
ties" still have their share of our 
time and interest." 

Our sympathy to Elma Parrish 
Clegg and her sisters in the death of 
their mother. 

Pretty Annie Blair Bristol Cameron 
replied for the first time and I now 
know that she still lives in States- 
ville. Her job kept her from coming 
to reunion last year. Both children 
are married, and she lives alone. 
Daughter Ann, also in Statesville, 
has a baby girl named Annie Blair. 
Son Malcolm lives in Chapel Hill and 
attends UNC. He has a girl, 3, and 
a baby bov. 

Elizabeth Brown has broken the 
sound barrier — to my delight. She is 
still single, lives in Hyattsville. Md., 
and works for the Atomic Energy 
Commission — commuting 60 miles 
daily. She is president of women's 
work in her church. She tells us that 
her sister, Ruth Brown Tilton, '26, 
lives in New Jersey. Ruth had a re- 
cent trip to Mexico. 

Martha Crawford Critcher married 
a lawyer, who two years later became 
a Methodist minister. He will retire 
soon and they are building a home 
in Dunn, N. C. She has three daugh- 
ters and three grandchildren. One 
daughter, Cotty Potter, is Christian 
education director at Trinity Metho- 
dist Church in Durham. I called her 
as soon as I heard from Martha. 

Cora Freeze is still teaching in 
Mooresville. She attended Elizabeth 
Leight Tuttle's funeral last July. 

Thelma Hedgepeth Morton's young- 
est son. Jimmie, now out of the AF, 
is at UNC Law School. She teaches 
piano and does "home work". 

Katherine Kincaid Patterson en- 
ioyed hearing Dr. Gramley at a 
Salem luncheon in Statesville. 

Bessie Ramsaur Harris, who lost 
her husband a year ago, continues to 
live in Jacksonville, Pla. 

Mary Stephens Hambrick is doing- 
research on diet recipes. She is de- 


voted to her 5 nephews and a niece, 
who attends WC UNC. 

Margaret Williford Carter reports 
her eighth grandchild, named for her 
husband, Don Carter Elmore. 

Among the "lost" members are 
Katherine Thomas and Dorothy Wood. 
Can an.yone help me find them? 

Our gifts to the Alumnae Fund — 
as a memorial to Elizabeth Leight — 
show as of March 20 a total of $239 
from 16 grads and 7 non-grads. If 
you have not yet sent your memorial 
gift, please do so before Commence- 

Our deep sympathy to Hannah 
Weaver Johnson in the death of her 
husband Frank on April 2, 1961 in 

35th Reunion — June 3, 1961 

President Janice Warner Davidson 
tells Salem that reunion plans are in 
the hands of Babe Robbins Oliver 
and Rachel Davis, from whom you 
have must have heard by now. Janice 
is too involved with Wake Forest and 
Commencement there to write each 
of you. Her appointees, however, are 
just the ones to stir up an enthusias- 
tic reunion. Be sure to have a report 
of this and class news for the BUL- 
LETIN by June 7, and elect new 
officers and a Correspondent who 
will send in news regularly for this 

We report with sorrow the death 
of Alpha Shaner Evans caused by a 
heart attack in March while visiting 
her daughter in Atlanta. Burial was 
in Monroe. She is survived by her 
husband in South Orange, N. J., a 
daug'hter and granddaughter, a sister, 
Cordelia Shaner Bagnal, '28, of Win- 
ston-Salem, and a brother. 


Margaret Hartsell 
196 S. Union St., 
Concord, N. C. 

To Dorothy Siewers Bondurant and 
sisters, Marjorie Stephenson, '31, and 
Rose S. Kapp, '37, our deep sympathy 
in the loss of their mother, Mrs. 
Lucie Vance Siewers, Salem gradu- 
ate of 1909, in April. 

(This news came to Salem too late 
for February BULLETIN.) 

Bessie Clark Ray welcomed a grand- 
son recently — born to Rachel Ra.v 
Wright, Salem alumna who lives in 

Rachel Phillips Hayes older son, 
leturned from Army duty overseas, 
has entered college. 

Ruth Piatt Lemly is a lady of lei- 
sue since giving up her job last Nov- 
ember. She enjoys visits of her 
grandchild from Chapel Hill. 

A. P. Shaffner Slye's older son is 
married and practicing law in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. The younger boy is in the 
Army in Texas. The Slyes enjoyed 

a cruise to the West Indies in the 

Jennie Wolfe Stanley's daughter 
is married and living in New York. 
Her son, Verner, Jr., will study medi- 
cine after finishing at Davidson in 

Emily Jones Parker still lives in 
Elberon, N. J., close to daughter 
Nancy and granddaughter Cheryl, 
aged two. 

Your Correspondent is back teach- 
ing after a year's rest and feeling 
better than ever. Thank you, dear 
Salem girls, for saying you missed 
my notes during my illness. 


In 1958 Anne Graham Caldwell was 
reported to Salem as elected Cor- 
respondent and Class Fund Agent, 
but we have had no word from her 
about either job. Have you? 

Ten graduates and six non-grads 
have responded to the Alumnae Fund 
with a total of $12.5 as of March 
20th. Won't more of you remember 
Salem before June? 

Doris Walston Thompson's Doris 
graduates from Salem in June . . . 
and Sarah Bell Major's daughter 
Dean a rising junior, was awarded 
the Oslo Scholarship for summer 
study in Norway. 

Helen Bagby Hine says: "After 
27 years of being an expatriate and 
living all over the world, we are at 
last back where we started. (Winston- 
Salem, N. C.) We enjoyed the excit- 
ing life of travel to interesting places 
and living among diffirent peoples, 
but were equally happy to come back 
home. For the past ten years we have 
lived close by — Jamest